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Week of 5/11

Seniors:  Congrats on being finished with high school!!

Juniors: Turn in your choice video if you have not yet done so

Week of 5/4

Finish your choice video.

**Seniors- try to get your video submitted and shared with me by Wednesday 5/6**

**Juniors- You have until the end of the week to submit your video**

Week of 4/27

Monday 4/27: Upload and share your documentary with Mr. Wolf and Mrs. Rivello

Tuesday 4/28-Friday 5/8

Create a movie of your choice.  There are no stipulations on this.  You will have 2 weeks to create a movie that you want to do.  Have fun with it!  It’s the last project of the year for you seniors so enjoy it as much as you can.

What you need to do for me:

  1. Create a google document and share it with me
  2. In the doc give me daily updates as to how the movie is going. Include the date and how its going.  This can include:
    1. What your plan is
    2. An outline
    3. Why you are doing it
    4. Where you filmed for that day
    5. Any difficulties you had
    6. What you filmed that day
    7. You can even say: I didn’t have time to film today.

**Remember I do not want a new document each day.  Just add to the original one you share with me.  The video is not due until May 8th.**

Week of 4/20

This week you will be creating your own documentary.  This documentary can be serious, funny or a parody of a documentary you have previously seen.  Your documentary must have the following:

  1. Title screen
  2. Intro music
  3. Voiceover
  4. At least 1 minute and 30 seconds long

**This documentary will be due next Monday April 27th**


Monday 4/20: Put your name and the title of your documentary on the document shared with you.

Tuesday 4/21: Submit through email an outline or a storyboard of your documentary.

Wednesday 4/22: Write your name on the document if you are progressing well.  Email Mr Wolf or Mrs. Rivello if you have any questions.

Thursday 4/23: Write your name on the document if you are progressing well.  Email Mr Wolf or Mrs. Rivello if you have any questions.

Friday 4/24: Write your name on the document if you are progressing well.  Email Mr Wolf or Mrs. Rivello if you have any questions.

Week of 4/13

Monday 4/13: No School

Tuesday 4/14: Submit your reality show videos.  The easiest way would be for you to upload to google drive and share with Mrs. Rivello and I.

Wednesday 4/15: Choose a documentary film to watch.  I will share a document with you for you to put your name and the documentary you’re going to watch on it.

Thursday 4/16: Watch documentary

Friday 4/17: Write and share a 1/2-1 page summary of the documentary you watched.  If it is a documentary series you can summarize one episode, multiple episodes or the entire series.

Week of 4/6

This week you will be creating a reality show.  You will need to film using your phone or a camera and share through google drive by Tuesday April 14th.  There are a number of tools that are available for you to edit your video such as iMovie and MovieMaker along with many others.  

Your reality show should include the following (but we are willing to work with you depending on your capabilities):

  1. Title Screen
  2. Intro music
  3. 1-2 minutes in length
  4. The rest is up to you…..have fun with the project!!

If you are unable to film or edit a video please email Mr. Wolf and Mrs. Rivello and we will discuss how we can still do the project or a possible alternative.

**The following is a checklist of what you will need to submit to complete the assignment**

Monday April 6th: Check filming and editing capabilities. Sign your name and what editing software/program you are going to use on the google doc that is shared with you..

Tuesday April 7th: Submit your reality show title on the google doc shared with you.

Wednesday April 8th: Create and share an outline of your reality show.  The outline should include who and what you are filming and how you plan to put it together.

Thursday April 9th: Checkpoint of where you are at with your show.  Sign your name to the google document if you’re on track or email Mr. Wolf and Mrs. Rivello with any questions you have.

Friday April 10th: No work.  Spring Break!!

**The show will be due after Spring Break on Tuesday April 14th**

Week of 3/30

Watch a movie of your choice:

Monday March 30th:

I have shared a document with the class.  On the shared document write your name and the movie you watched/are going to watch on the document under your class.  

Tuesday March 31st:

Write a two paragraph review of the movie: What was your overall opinion about it and why you either liked or disliked it.

Wednesday April 1st:

Analyze the filmmaking techniques of your movie.  How was it filmed and what types of camera angles did they use and what affect did they have. 

Here are two websites that talk about camera angles to refresh your memory:

Thursday April 2nd:

Analyze another aspect of the movie.  You choose from acting, the script or the wardrobe.  Write a 2 paragraph analysis and share.

Friday April 3rd:

Answer the following question:  Do you think movie theaters will be obsolete in 10 years?  Why or why not?

Week of 3/23

For each day read the article and respond to the questions asked on a new document and share with me.

Monday 3/23

    • Freedom of the Press
      • What are the biggest differences of Freedom of the Press in England and Colonial America?

Tuesday 3/24

Wednesday 3/25

Thursday 3/26

Friday 3/27

    • Freedom of Expression in Schools
      • Should students leave constitutional rights when they walk through the school door?  Explain your stance and what the article says.

Week of 3/16: No Work This Week

Week of 3/9

Final Drafts of Winter Sports Recaps/Spring Sports Previews are due on Wednesday.

Continue work on YSU Press Day Competition

YSU Press Day Video Competition

Week of 3/2

Continue Recaps/Previews.  1st Draft Due Wednesday 3/4 (25 points)

Final Drafts date will be determined on Wednesday

Week of 2/24

Begin Winter Recaps and Spring Previews

Pick one of the following:

  • Girls Basketball Recap
  • Boys Basketball Recap
  • Wrestling Recap
  • Swimming Recap
  • Speech Recap
  • DI Recap
  • Track Preview
  • Baseball Preview
  • Softball Preview

Each Video should be 1:30-2:00 in length and include the following:

  • Interviews
  • Voiceover
  • Lower thirds of people being interviewed
  • Graphics outlining season accomplishments or what to look forward to
  • Top players or participants
  • Seniors

You can include more than this general list but all of these items must be included in some way.

Week of 2/17

Final drafts of Music Video are due on Friday 2/20

Week of 2/10

Continue work on Music Video

1st Draft of Video is due on Tuesday February 18th (25 points).  Must be ready to go at the beginning of the period.

Final Drafts will be Due Friday February 21st.

Week of 2/3

Begin Music Videos

  • Pick any song
  • Song must be school appropriate (Clean/Radio versions)
  • Every person in the group must have a prominent role

Week of 1/27

Finish Choice Videos- Due on Wednesday 1/29

Begin Music Videos

Week of 1/20

Continue Choice Projects

Drafts due Friday 1/24

Final Drafts due Wednesday 1/29

Week of 1/13

Choice Project: 1-2 Minute Pitches due on Tuesday


Watch Mission: Impossible- Fallout

Your midterm will be writing a review of the movie.  Your review should be 2 pages in length.  Look at all aspects of the movie from camera angles, special effects, dialogue, music, action, comedy, drama etc.  You are not limited to what you discuss but whatever you talk about make sure you go into detail and use examples from the movie.  Also, give an overall opinion of the movie including what you like and dislike.

**We will watch Monday-Thursday.  Paper is Due Monday 1/13**

Examples of Camera Shots:



Camera Movement

Extreme long shot

Eye level


Long shot

High angle


Full shot

Low angle


Medium long shot

Over the Shoulder





Medium close up



Close up



Extreme Close Up




Holiday Video Final Drafts due Friday 12/13

Week of 12/2

Continue Holiday Video

1st Drafts Due on Friday 12/6

Week of 11/25

Continue Holiday Video

Week of 11/18

Begin Holiday Special Video

Create a 2-3 minute skit with a holiday theme

  • Due Wednesday:
    • Detailed storyboard
      • Include shot locations and camera shots
    • List of characters and their roles
    • List of props needed

Week of 11/4

Finish Health Board PSA’s

Start After Effects Project

Using the list from the following link choose one effect to create in After Effects.

After Effects Projects

Weeks of 10/7-10/31

Halloween Episode

  • 1st Draft Due 10/18
  • Final Draft Due 10/25
  • Any Fall/Halloween theme will work
  • 2-5 minute limit on video
  • Must be approved by Mr. Wolf beforehand

Begin Columbiana Health Board PSA

PSA flyerPSA Contest fact sheets

Drug PSA rules

Week of 9/30

Continue work on OSBA Video Contest (link below).

Video due Thursday 10/3

Week of 9/23

Finish “Choice” Videos.  Due Thursday 9/26

When done with “Choice” begin one of the following:

OSBA Video Contest


Week of 9/16

Begin “Choice” Videos

1st Drafts are due by Friday 9/20 (25 points)

Your videos must include one camera shot/movement from each category along with 2 others of your choice (you are not limited to just the 5 different shots but must have them).



Camera Movement

Extreme long shot

Eye level


Long shot

High angle


Full shot

Low angle


Medium long shot

Over the Shoulder





Medium close up



Close up



Extreme Close Up



Week of 9/2-9/11

Finish Columbiana Commercial

  • Due Wednesday 9/11

Week of 8/26

Monday: Camera Shots

    1. Filmmaking 101: Camera Shot Types
    2. Ultimate Guide to Camera Shots

Tuesday-Thursday: Begin :30-:60 Columbiana Commercial

  • Highlight Columbiana High School
  • Not specific to one group
    • Academics
    • Clubs
    • Sports
  • Cool Animated Intro Text and Font
  • Fade to Black
  • Music

Week of 8/19