2. Every member will research the four literary conflicts and the group will return to class with three examples of either films or novels from each of the four types (click on each one to see the explanation):
3. You will view some silent films of D.W. Griffith and identify which type of conflict is represented in the film. Silent films were chosen so you can see how conflict is illustrated visually. You will hand in a worksheet to the teacher. Each group member is responsible for handing this in!
4. The group will then choose one of the conflicts to shoot. You will make it in the style of a "silent film!"
5. As a group, you will storyboard your scene. A completed sample storyboard is shown here. To help you, you will interpret some conflicts turning those conflicts into a silent film. NOTE: Physical combat is not allowed! Show conflict without violence.
6. You will shoot your scene with the camcorder. Each group member MUST have a job. The four jobs are: DIRECTOR (says "action" and "cut." Discusses with the actor(s) how they might interpret and carry out their action; PRODUCER (makes sure everything/everyone is working and that the director stays true to the decisions of the group; says "quiet on the set;" and asks loud groups to be quiet for their taping); CINEMATOGRAPHER: operates the camera; and ACTOR(s) (if more than one is necessary, individuals can take on more than one roll or trade off roles during production.) You may refer to a PowerPoint presentation that explains camera shots and camera movements and how they illicit emotion in the viewer. You will only use medium and long shots when you shoot your video.
7. You will edit your scene using Apple's iMovie. When you edit, you will use a visual effect that makes it look like a "silent film."