|CLASS: Welcome and Introduction of Teachers and the Freshi Filmmaking Program|
Freshi Teachers meet with the group for the first time. The Freshi Teachers introduce themselves and briefly talk about what they do in the film industry. They introduce the Freshi Films Program and briefly discuss how Freshi is committed to teaching digital media to 'Kids of all Ages'.
CLASS & HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: The Freshi Teachers Introduce the First Project--The Instant Movie
For this project, teachers divide the large group into smaller film crews and pass out the Short Screenplays. These scripts are written with minimal dialogue so that no one has to worry about memorizing lines. Each group gets a different screenplay on which they work together and finish shooting by the end of the first day.
The Instant Movie is a great way to introduce a group of people to filmmaking, to give them an immediate hands on experience and to get them excited about making movies. Everyone gets to know each other and works together to quickly get the shots they need to tell the story without stopping to think too much about the mechanics of what they are doing--they just create! Then, starting first thing the next morning, everyone begins to learn the details of movie making, for example, why does a High Angle shot make everyone look small and weak, while a Low Angle shot makes someone look scary. Today is about fun!
The teams read through the scripts, cast the parts, and figure out the best location to shoot the film. The Freshi Teacher introduces the camera that will be used, and the teams start shooting if they have time before the morning break.