Welcome to Video Story Design!

Unit Outline

It is expected that in this four week unit you will learn:

  • Learn the basics of story-boarding, terminology
  • Develop a pitch idea for a short movie and script
  • Shoot original footage and edit
  • Create a finished short movie

Assessment will be based on:

#1 – Story-boarding and Pitch – Learn the proper techniques, terminology, and concepts around story boarding – 50 marks (based on correct completion)

#2 – Applying Techniques– a Short Movie Project to test out the techniques you learned – 50 marks (based on correct completion, teacher observation, and a final presentation rubric)

#3 – Reflection/Review – a review of the unit for major components, a reflection on what you learned, and observations on other student projects –30 marks (based on correct completion)

All work is expected to be uploaded to your blog and when asked, to the teacher hand-in folder.

Week 1 -2 –

#1 – Introduction to Story-Boarding – complete the theory work on story-boarding and add this to your blog.

Week 2-4 –

#2 – Shooting a Short Film– create a short movie and hand in, upload work to your Unit 3 page on your blog

Week 4 –

#3 – Reflection-Review – answer these final questions, create a reflection, present your short movie clip, and “snip” comments left on other student blogs


Intro to Film Making


Creating a Pitch

Story boarding Techniques

Story boarding abbreviations


Tips on setting up a screen play page: