Create to Learn Unit 2, Lesson 1 - Film and Photography Basics

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Unit 2: Photography, Filming, and Acting CREATE TO LEARN • https://artsandculture.google.com/theme/dorothea- lange-s-moving-photographs-of-the-depression-era/ UgKSzBM63VVaJw?hl=en. "Signed, X" by Kate Ryan *Sensitive Subject Matter • Survival looks different for everyone. Life after sexual violence in our words • https://www.signedxproject.com "Perception" by KC Adams. • An attempt by Winnipeg artist, KC Adams, to combat the stereotypes some of the public have of First Nation, Inuit and Métis people to illustrate you can't judge a book by its cover. • http://www.kcadams.net/art/photography/PERCEPTION.html "Beauty Warriors" by Evija Laivina • A collection of photographs featuring strange and unusual-looking beauty products. • http://www.evijalaivina.com/projects/beauty-warriors/ ACQUIRE: "FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS" (SARA CORNTHWAITE) Inform the class that they will learn how to take professional looking photographs. Have stu- dents read "Film and Photography Basics" by Sara Cornthwaite, found on pages 82-92 of the Create to Learn textbook. Alternatively, they can watch the series here: https://www.create- tolearn.ca/tutorial/film-and-photography-basics To debrief the reading, ask students the following questions: 1. Define the following: rule of thirds, aperture, shutter speed, night exposure, iso, b-roll, transitions, stop motion 2. What are some of the tips and tricks Sara shares? 3. What makes a photo appealing? APPLY: PHOTO ESSAY ASSIGNMENT Have students demonstrate their learning of photography basics by creating a photo essay. A photo essay is a series of photos that tell a story. While each photo is different, all of them should be unified by colour composition and theme. Teachers may assign all students the same photo essay topic or allow students to choose their topic. Sample photo essay topics: • Record your 2020/21 year. Create a 2020 photo essay in order to record, understand and respond to what they've experienced during the pandemic. • Showcase your community. Create a photo essay in order to record and showcase vari- ous aspects of your community. • Document a local event. Create a photo essay in order to document the preparation and execution of an event happening in your community. Criteria: • A minimum of nine captivating images that tell a story (Some images may have cap- tions, while others may not.) • Photographs should demonstrate understanding of photography basics (rule of thirds, aperture, shutter speed, exposure, night exposure, iso) • Students will need to write a one paragraph introduction that gives context to your 2020 Photo Essay. • Students will be graded on the following categories: Creativity, Storytelling, Photogra- phy Basics and Introduction/Captions • Photo essays can be submitted via electronic document

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