Teaching guides for making short films

These teaching guides and resources (available in 4 different languages) help to support teachers and students to make short films in any language, using free and easily accessible equipment. The guides include information on how to script, shoot, edit and subtitle a film.

These resources were created for the Connecta project run by the University of Roehampton (and funded by Creative Multilingualism). Watch the short film below to learn more about the Connecta project. Find out about how you can take part in the Connecta Multilingual Film Competition (submit your film by 24 May 2019).

Learning Pack 1: Accessible Filmmaking

Download the guide in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH.

Watch and download audiovisual resources for Accessible Filmmaking.

Learning Pack 2: Screenwriting

Download the guide in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH.

Download a Duffy formatting example

Watch a tutorial on Celtx (screenwriting software)

Learning Pack 3: Storyboarding

Download the guide in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH.

Download a Storyboarding Template.

Learning Pack 4: Acting

Download the guide in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH.

Extra resource: Screenplay – Beats

Learning Pack 5: Video Shooting

Download the guide in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH.

Learning Pack 6: Editing

Download the guide in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH.

Watch a video tutorial on using editing software: part 1 and part 2.

Learning Pack 7: Adding sound and music

Download the guide in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH.

Watch a video tutorial: part 1 and part 2.

Learning Pack 8: Translation Techniques

Download the guide in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH.

Consent forms

All schools taking part in the film competition need to seek consent from parents and guardians of participating students before filming, Once consent has been confirmed, please sign this institutional consent form and send to Hayley Dawson at dawsonh@roehampton.ac.uk before filming starts. 

Film entry form

If you are entering the Connecta Multilingual Film Competition please complete this entry form and submit it with your film by 24 May 2019 to Hayley Dawson at dawsonh@roehampton.ac.uk.

 

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