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