Unit 3 - How can an idea change the world?

Design Phase Instructions

In the Design Phase each student will produce a Script and Shot List that will give a preview of what one would expect to see in the documentary. Students are welcome to use the Shot List Template File or are welcome to create their own custom shot list as they see fit, provided the shot lists are approved. In addition to the shot list, students are also required to turn in a basic script which provides the expected dialogue that will accompany each scene of the documentary. Students are welcome to use the Script Template File or are welcome to create their own script format as long as the scripts are approved. Below you will find the Design Phase Rubric, copies of both the template files, and example shot lists and scripts to help you get started

(*At the end of class on April 3rd, your Design Tech instructor will give you a temporary grade for your Shot list and Script. This temporary grade will only be an indication of what you would earn if no more work was done on it. The Design Phase documents will receive their final assessment after the product is due on May 24th. Any changes made between April 3rd and the 24th will be considered when the final grade is given for the design stage.)

Design Phase Rubric and Checklist

Required project elements in Criterion B – Design

Paradigm Shift Shot Lists and Scripts
  • Each scene and shot must be represented on the shot list
  • Scripts should match the shot lists and include appropriate, engaging dialogue that includes correct terminology
Criteria Score
Rubric Indicators
  • The students generate a range of feasible concepts that includes a complete shot list and script, each evaluated against the design specification.
    • Shot lists should include a comprehensive use of various camera techniques.
    • Scripts include detailed descriptions of action that matches the shot lists and includes appropriate and detailed dialogue and technical terminology.
  • The students generate a few training concepts that include adequate shot lists and scripts
    • Shot lists include some variation in camera technique.
    • Script includes specific dialogue and references some terminology.
  • The students generate one general documentary concept that includes a basic shot list and/or script
  • No evidence or product turned in

Exemplar Files

Template Files