Before beginning this activity, distribute the Types of Shots handout to introduce students to the different types of shots: panorama, wide, two (medium), close-up, and extreme close-up.
Ask students to choose six images from the Storyboard Pictures handout that represent three different types of shots. Students copy and paste them into the StoryMaker handout to create a story that corresponds to the shots. Check to see whether your students are using wide shots to set the scene, close-ups to heighten the drama, and medium shots to describe the action and the relationships in their story. Have students share their stories with the class and compare genres.
Lead a discussion about the range of stories created, sometimes using the same images. If you have time, you might show your students both video clips about Nanavi and have them compare their version of the story with the way the shots were used in the video. Remember that seeing the "real" story is not as important as the idea that there are these basic types of camera positions.
To create your own Storyboard Pictures handout, see Tricks of the Trade.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.