1. Create a storyboard: A storyboard is like an outline for your movie. Think of it as a comic strip version of your film- combining both images and words or sounds. Print this form to get started.
2. Write a script: A script includes the setting, the characters, the lines the characters will speak and the movements they will make. You can write a script in any word processing application or print this handy template: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/themes/lightscameraaction/_files/script.pdf
3. Gather your materials: Collect any props or costumes you will need. These items will make your movie more authentic and fun to watch.
4. Practice your lines and your movements: Your movie will look more professional if you aren't reading your lines. Practice a lot! We call this rehearsing.
5. Find your background images: You are going to replace the green background with images to make your film more interesting. You should try to find high quality images- make sure to download the largest size available. Images found using these sources have been given permission for reuse:
If you find an image from another source, make sure you cite it. EasyBib can help!
1. Figure out your filming strategy: Here are some options:
2. Gather your equipment: Check your library to borrow much of the above equipment.
3. Film your movie: Make sure you DON'T WEAR GREEN! You may need to film multiple takes- don't worry, you will edit out the bloopers and mistakes.
1. Using iMovie '11:
First turn on Advanced Preferences. In iMovie select "iMovie" and then "Preferences."
Then click in the box next to "Show Advanced Tools."
The Green Screen Handout below has information on creating or buying a green screen and other helpful accessories.
Linda McSweeney has an excellent resource guide on creating green screen films: https://sites.google.com/a/lssuvt.org/tutorials/green-screen-resources