Rock the Doc


In Rock The Doc, students will work in small groups to research, plan, film, and produce their own short documentary using iMovie. During the first two quarters, students will have the opportunity to enter into C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition. This competition allows students to choose any topic under a theme; this year’s theme is “The Constitution and You”.

The class meets daily from 10:45-11:35. Assignments and daily schedules will be posted here. This class is project based and students will assist me in creating the rubric for grading. Here’s a rough outline of what we will be doing this quarter.

Week 1: Introduction; expectations; watch and critique documentaries; contest info

Week 2: Film terminology; documentary production info and tips;  interview set up; creating a grading rubric

Week 3: Using iMovie; choosing a topic and group; research and planning

Week 4: Storyboarding; research and planning

Week 5: Filming

Week 6: Filming

Week 7: Filming and editing

Week 8: Filming and editing

Week 9: Editing; movie world premiere


Rubric– contains due dates


Graphic Organizer

World Book Online



StudentCam FAQ

StudentCam Entry Form

iMovie Tutorials

IOS Guide

Apple Help

Check out some of the awesome films that students have produced:

Winter 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Winter 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016