Kev Lavery
Training & Liaison Officer

Shot Construction Worksheet - Flipped Learning Lesson

Lesson Plan Published 10/21/15 Last updated on 6/5/19

This is a revised version of this post.

This short activity provides students with an opportunity to practice storyboarding a range of shots portraying familiar situations. There is a predominant focus on subtlety and it also provides opportunities for sharing and reflection to better deconstruct the work they are doing.

This lesson is designed for Media and Photography classes but would work well in an English class that is working on a film as text assessment.

Realising that I often spend a good portion of beginning of the lesson going through examples and shot types I thought I would try a flipped learning approach - the lesson begins with a Video Essay to be watched by the students before the lesson so that they can get straight into the activity and use the class time to their advantage.

I have attached a link to the YouTube video and also the shot construction worksheet.

Just in case the YouTube link doesn't work, this is it:

This is my first attempt at this sort of delivery of content so I am very open to feedback/advice.

If this turns out to be successful this would be a really good way for me to introduce my practical lessons. I used Premiere, Photoshop and Audition to create the video.

  • Audition

    Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

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Stoyanka Todorova

Posted on 1/7/19 4:12:34 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing !

Stephan Melchior

Posted on 7/17/18 7:44:10 AM Permalink

Thank you Kev, this is very helpful​

Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/20/18 1:13:48 AM Permalink

​Great resources

Rene Pantoja

Posted on 2/23/18 2:46:41 PM Permalink

​Thank you. Great information to pass on to the students and develop their skills.

Kundan Narendra

Posted on 2/13/18 4:17:35 PM Permalink

​Very good guidance, normally we never analyse that way.

Thanks for sharing.

Robyn Mortimer

Posted on 2/10/18 6:43:23 AM Permalink

​Will be very useful thank you. Video plus worksheet are ideal.

Diane Babcock

Posted on 2/4/18 5:54:52 PM Permalink

Your explanations are clear and concise. Great examples and the study guide is definitely something I will use.​

Child Vid

Posted on 2/3/18 8:11:48 PM Permalink

​Great Way To Bring In Learning Something In A Fun And Engaging Way!!!!

Margaret Purvis

Posted on 2/3/18 7:10:00 PM Permalink

Great way to construct a project​

Scott Carrizzo

Posted on 1/31/18 11:59:03 PM Permalink

​Solid example showing how the "power" has shifted within a scene.


Posted on 1/31/18 7:53:53 PM Permalink

​Great information and education for beginning film makers or video enthusiasts.

Suzanne Brodsky

Posted on 1/31/18 5:14:03 PM Permalink

Very clever idea! Having worked as a substitute teacher for elementary schools, students in grades 4-6 would love this. It's highly creative and engaging, and provides an opportunity for students to learn from each other. Thank you for posting.

Katie Morgan

Posted on 1/29/18 11:22:41 AM Permalink

This is a great resource and will be very helpful in developing a lesson for my animation students. Thanks so much for sharing!​

Deanna Wagner

Posted on 1/28/18 11:45:10 PM Permalink

​Great way to think about what you want to portray (emotions, etc.) and how to do it (long shot, low angle) before filming it. Very good resource, thank you.

Reo McBride

Posted on 1/26/18 12:28:41 AM Permalink

​This is a terrific resource to have in my "toolkit". I never realized that film could tell a such a story without words.

Anne Lahy

Posted on 1/22/18 3:29:54 AM Permalink

​What a great resource! Thank you

Regan White

Posted on 1/22/18 1:03:23 AM Permalink

Thanks for the resources. This was a very useful lesson and the content was spot-on. The video lesson about how the Coen Brothers use shot composition was outstanding.​ It is amazing to me that even when we aren't thinking about the framing of a shot while watching a movie, the mind picks up the intention of the director and the composition adds to the overall effectiveness of the communication of emotions.

James Rafferty

Posted on 10/29/17 3:42:09 AM Permalink

​Thank you this was very interesting.

Jose Pause Carrero

Posted on 6/16/17 6:36:39 PM Permalink

​I find this information very helpful going beyond the classroom. I feel this insight also sheds a different light on the material covered helping take our basics to the next level. Review my portfolio if have any questions on my insight I will be will to share my resources, thank you and stay blessed. adobe portfolio.

Ydaliz Negron

Posted on 6/9/17 6:52:50 PM Permalink


Jill Easterday

Posted on 6/8/17 6:59:19 PM Permalink

​Many thanks!

Kathryn Arnold

Posted on 6/2/17 4:07:02 PM Permalink

​Thank you for this great resource!

J. Lef

Posted on 5/25/17 5:36:55 PM Permalink


Lori Lind

Posted on 5/24/17 8:36:58 PM Permalink

​Yes, this is very helpful and we will use these next year in video broadcast class. Thank you!

Anne-Marie Perks

Posted on 5/24/17 2:04:10 PM Permalink

​This is a great learning activity to go along with learning about the types of shots that communicate different emotional responses. I would use it in my classes. We do a combination of deconstructing scenes, stream of consciousness storyboarding from an outline to come up with three different versions of visually telling the story and group storyboarding.

janet robertson

Posted on 5/16/17 10:25:59 PM Permalink

​This is just the kind of activity I have been looking for. I will use this with my photo and vid classes next school year.

Dan Ross

Posted on 7/5/16 1:57:37 PM Permalink

I plan on using this lesson plan on Thursday. Thanks for taking the time to make it!

Netaniel Giovanni

Posted on 12/4/15 10:51:07 AM Permalink

Thank you so much..

Its easy to understand

Diego Alvarez

Posted on 11/19/15 10:58:08 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing this course.

Jessica Gauci

Posted on 10/22/15 12:06:18 AM Permalink

This is excellent! Thank you for sharing :)