Independent Film Project


You have done a lot of work and learned a lot of skills this semester

You now understand the powers of:

  • Different camera angles
  • Cuts in film
  • Sound layering
  • Pre and post-production
  • Storyboards


Create a 2-3 minute film using a genre and story that you create.  Consider using one of the following genres:

    • Scary movie
    • Music video
    • Chase scene
    • Public service announcement
    • Movie trailer
    • Commercial
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Other ideas you have approved by your teacher.

Prop: A school ID card

Line:  “You should have told me that earlier.”

Steps to Success

  • Spend some serious time on storyboards
  • Think about what cuts and camera angles you want to use
    • Think about what each angle or cut is trying to communicate
  • Shoot way more footage than you need
  • Shot list. Sample here.

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