Ernest M Whiteman III
Filmmaker, Artist, Writer, Media Educator, and former child Superhero

Three, Two, One: A Video Execise

Project Published 1/30/18 Last updated on 5/16/18

This is a short camera, shot, writing exercise to allow students to plan and edit before they shoot, and to have students learn to be concise in dialogue, action, movement of camera and actors, also in choosing shot composition, combining shots, look thoroughly at locations, costuming, and props, all in service to tell the story in a single short scene.

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Content Standards
Communication and Collaboration, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

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Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/2/19 7:12:55 AM Permalink

​This is great! Thanks for sharing!

Luis Garcia

Posted on 1/4/19 5:22:04 PM Permalink

​Thanks to share

Gavin Childs

Posted on 10/1/18 6:20:38 PM Permalink

​Thanks for the resources. I will try this exercise as part of the planning stage for my grade 10's film trailer project.

Edward Bustillos

Posted on 8/19/18 6:50:42 AM Permalink

​Great Resources. Thanks.

marcia blanco

Posted on 8/4/18 10:55:01 PM Permalink

​This is lovely! Short and sweet and really effective. Thank you!!

Carlos Andres Orozco Palacio

Posted on 5/1/18 6:57:33 PM Permalink

​Very nice work here, great excercise and resource, thanks for sharing

Charlotte Ferrell

Posted on 4/6/18 12:22:28 AM Permalink

This is a wonderfully organized teaching-learning tool for young and adult learners.

Charlotte Ferrell

Posted on 2/1/18 3:53:59 PM Permalink

This is a wonderful educational tool that contributes to multiple learning objectives. I teach health across the curriculum to K-12 teachers and a group of health-related courses to allied healthcare professionals. I am working to incorporate more multimedia in the classroom and to empower other health professionals to create their own digital media. Your exercise helps simplify the process. Thank you for sharing.