Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - Film and Video Production 12

Module 1: Fundamentals

Overall Expectations

GCO 1: Students will be expected to demonstrate a basic understanding of key aspects of film and television drama including roles and responsibilities of production team members.

Specific Expectations

By the end of this module, students will be expected to:

  • Describe the film process from pre-production, through production, to post-production
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of each member of the production team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the support that each production element lends to the entire creative endeavor
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to use basic screen production terminology
  • Identify key elements of story as expressed in film
  • Identity all the production elements in a short movie that require attention from production team members
  • Demonstrate basic technical abilities with camera, sound, lighting and editing
  • Participate in the process of shooting a short movie

MediaSmarts Resources

Camera Shots

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

Images of Learning

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Scripting a Crime Drama

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Video Production of a Newscast

Module 2: Production Team Skills

Overall Expectations

GCO 2: Students will be expected to develop basic strategies for creating and critically reviewing films.

Specific Expectations

By the end of this module, students will be expected to:

  • Explore a range of roles within the production team
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the responsibilities of the producer, director, camera operator, sound/music technician, editor, and production designer
  • Demonstrate specific functions within their assigned role(s)
  • Analyse short scenes, character histories, and movie reviews in order to create their own works
  • Analyse characters and scenes and work with actors in the role of director
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of a video camera and anticipate and convey any technical difficulties
  • Operate sound equipment and record sound scores for scenes
  • Express thoughts, experiences and feelings through acting and collaborating with the creative production team
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the editing process

MediaSmarts Resources

Camera Shots

Images of Learning

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Video Production of a Newscast

Module 3: Film Industry and Careers

Overall Expectations

GCO 3: Students will be expected to examine cultural/historical influences on the local and national film industries, consider career opportunities, and collaborate with industry personnel

Specific Expectations

By the end of this module, students will be expected to:

  • Develop an overview of film and video production in Nova Scotia and in the broader Canadian context
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the social/cultural impact of film and television on today’s society
  • Explore various educational and career paths in film and television production available locally and nationally

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Broadcasting Codes

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime in the News

Diversity and Media Ownership

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

How to Analyze the News

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Popular Music and Music Videos

Scripting a Crime Drama

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

The Blockbuster Movie

Viewing a Crime Drama

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

Violence on Television

Watching the Elections

Who’s Telling My Story?

Module 4: Film Development and Production

Overall Expectations

GCO 4: Students will be expected to demonstrate their abilities, skills, and techniques in every aspect of the development of their own short films.

Specific Expectations

By the end of this module, students will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the script-to-screen process from research to the final production
  • In their specific roles, manage logistical, creative, technical, and/or promotional aspects of a movie
  • Demonstrate an understanding of story structure and the script-making process
  • Manage all logistical, creative, technical, and promotional aspects of the production of a film
  • Interact with sensitivity to and respect for their own work and that of other team members
  • Manipulate ideas, tools, and materials in expressing their understanding
  • Bring personal meaning to and communicate discoveries by reflecting on their learnings at the end of each video assignment and at the end of the course

MediaSmarts Resources

Camera Shots

Images of Learning

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Video Production of a Newscast