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TAOTS Student Video Productions by Mind Map: TAOTS Student Video Productions

1. Music Video Editing

2. Documentary Production Roles

2.1. Camera Operator

2.2. Script Writer

2.3. Narration Writer

2.4. Sound Monitor

2.5. Video Editor

2.6. Special Effects & Title Editor

2.7. Advertising and Promotion

2.7.1. posters about the movies

2.7.2. blog posts on the website about the movies

3. What's a Documentary? (student discussion notes & "meta" videos)

3.1. What's a Documentary? Making of at TAOTS

3.2. Documentary Introduction; TAOTS 2013

3.3. Grade 4 Notes (Spring 2013)

3.3.1. Fiction or Nonfiction? "They have facts in them, but also opinions" "Documentaries are about nonfiction characters, places, things, businesses, companies."

3.3.2. Why do people make them? to prove something to entertain to give information about a topic (for learning) gives information to persuade or advertise to store data and information peoples perspectives

3.3.3. Definition: a film or TV program presenting some facts and opinions about a person, place or event.

3.3.4. "You have to consider the source! Think about who's telling me the information, where's it coming from, and what kind of facts and information are they giving me."

3.3.5. "It's like 'documents' -- it can use documents from the past (like a newspaper article), or interviews."

4. Watch & Break Down Documentary Clips

4.1. Documentary Video Examples

4.1.1. Brooklyn Castle

4.1.2. PS 124 The Making of The Invisible Man

4.1.3. Super Size Me!

4.1.4. 7 Up 1964

4.1.5. 56 Up (clips) 2013

4.1.6. TAOTS Documentaries 2012-2015

4.2. Student Viewing Logs

4.2.1. NOTES: Grade 4 LOG (Spring '13): What we SAW // What we HEARD "You show evidence of things" "You can infer things based on sound effects and the way they filmed characters." "Shows that kids are independent: making beds, and walking to school by themselves" What we SAW Visual Effects Kids on camera talking (Interviews) Different locations: inside, outside, Third Person working on a film You see interviews interviewed students in library while working interviews text on the screen What we HEARD Narrator: giving information (Voice Over) Music no narrator Sound Effects Background information Narrator Background Noise/Sounds

4.2.2. NOTES: Document This! Enrichment Cluster LOG (Fall '13) What we SAW photos and videos interviews a sequence of someone's life animation titles and subtitle What we HEARD real live sounds narrator- voice over background music

5. What would be in a Documentary about TAOTS?

5.1. 2015 Memoir Structure

5.1.1. Idea starters/Subjects Life at TAOTS Life at HOME how we feel about taots interviews with Parents Art Events Tribes Mixer Tisdale Time Dancing Game Night Gym Class Trips/Graduation Enrichment Clusters Basketball Creative Projects Wix Website Making Legacies things we did here audience: younger grades Recess Spelling Bee

5.1.2. Topic/Idea First times, last times, strong feelings, times I realized something. What does it mean to you now? What advice related to this do you have for kids in the future

5.2. Parents

5.2.1. Interview someone in your family about what TAOTS means to you

5.2.2. Students come up with questions for a parent, or grandparent about what they've thought of TAOTS

5.2.3. Send home a letter to interested kids to see if any families would be ok with their kids bringing home a camera to interview their parents about what the school means to them.

5.2.4. Process Shoot interview (camera home once) Edit the interview and make a B-Roll list Shoot B-Roll at home (camera home twice)

5.3. 4th grade Mini Documentary Scripts (2013)

5.3.1. It should be persuasive!

5.3.2. Themes fun & safe outstanding no bullys/friendly environment great teachers (interviews)

5.3.3. Introduction: What is TAOTS? Persuasive "hook" What's this movie about? What are people going to learn in this story? Have you ever heard of a school called TAOTS? (Izzy) TAOTS, think about what that means: The Academy of Talented Scholars. Think about that (Izzy) It's a school unlike any other... The fun everyday classes and activities make TAOTS original and different from other schools. ...and it's the prettiest thing in New York City! Whenever I am near TAOTS I always tell myself how lucky I am to be in this school. Really! (Izzy) "Have you ever wondered about sending your child to TAOTS? ...Is it hard? Think... Think... Think... Well, we gonna make it much easier for you by making a documentary about TAOTS! (Bozo) I (4th graders in this documentary) will tell you about the clean environment we have, good text books in color, and the big fantastic cafeteria! We will tell you about all the things that show why TAOTS is a unique school. (Bozo) "Yeah TAOTS!" Shawn

5.3.4. Body: Why is TAOTS Special to YOU? Reflect or think back about K-4 4-224's Claim: How great TAOTS is special activies enrichment clusters special privileges afterschool (free) specialty classes extended day -- teachers push us people support students test prep new materials 4-233 Notes art music "activities & privileges" dance (sometimes talent shows (big) gym movies - watching movies in auditorium afterschool enrichment clusters book fairs recess library test prep cafeteria

5.3.5. Teachers & Staff The teachers are sweet as honey, and they will always help you when you're stuck, or when you're blue. From problem solving to treat-giving, each teacher in TAOTS is equally awesome! (Izzy) What teacher would you want to interview? What shots of teachers working would be good to show while we're saying these things?

5.3.6. Materials & Space: Brand New/Modern/Clean The Building TAOTS is amazing because we have upgraded materials, a library with plenty of books, and a lot of fun activities (like EC) and things like test prep that can help you in LIFE!" (Shawn) Did you know that TAOTS is the newest school building built in Bensonhurst in the past few years? It has beautiful architecture. When you walk down the sidewalk the school stands out with its bright colors. I know most schools are dark and very plain, but TAOTS brightens up your day just by looking at the modern architecture and bright, warm colors. Not only is TAOTS modern on the outside, but on the inside as well. This school is fully equipped from security cameras, to the smartboard and computers in each class. Now other 4th graders will...(E Vasylets 4-224) Classrooms Cafeteria Playground Library Big Gym "Upgraded"

5.3.7. Specialty Classes Science Lab Music Class: Recorders Practice at home Take Tests Belts like in Karate Mr. Wagner

5.3.8. Enrichment Clusters

5.3.9. Afterschool Programs Test Prep TAOTS is special to me for the afterschool programs!! An example of how is because of the test prep program. It helps kids get ready for the state test!!! It is on Mondays to Wednesdays. I always hear my friends tell me "test prep is torture! You're lucky, Haris, that you don't have to go to test prep. But I know that test prep helps them. So in my opinion they are lucky because they get extra practice." -Haris

5.3.10. Closing "This is why I never want to leave TAOTS!!!" "Do you want to join us in TAOTS next year?"-Haris

5.3.11. Student & Teacher Interviews

5.3.12. Regular Classrooms

5.3.13. Soundtrack all student sounds student made music

5.4. HAPPY Music Video for Graduation

5.4.1. Opening Teacher says: Timer goes off. The teachers say the ELA test is over. Now take Any questions? KID STANDS UP: Lip syncing: Might sound crazy... 2X once from each class Start the music with a FLASH Teachers start serious, but then join the fun Shot down the line of students (each side)

5.4.2. Memories that make you happy -- Watch old videos and edit them in iMovie Tribes mixer (pictures and videos) Old videos Logos Bloopers

5.4.3. Dancing -- Choreography, People who film it Breakdancing - fun, cheery Bloopers of Dancing Stop-motion poses Dancing towards the camera Dancing on the stage Jump out the door into playground (match cut) Mass dancing outside Slide Portal cut to new place As many kids as possible on the playground Spell out We [Heart] TAOTS (or Happy) with their bodies (in uniforms?) Heads popping out of doors (on a Tripod)

5.4.4. Photos from Events & Trips 10 photos from the yearbook committee

5.4.5. Things 5th graders are good at -- Talk to 5th graders, Gymnastics Ballroom Dancing Soccer Singing along

5.4.6. People lip syncing Mark Arseniy Shawn Jacqueline Mia

5.4.7. Kids recording original version of the song?

5.4.8. Location list

5.4.9. Model Video

5.4.10. Lyrics

5.5. Document This! Cluster

5.6. Alley Pond Trip: Action Shots

5.6.1. Micro Documentary using Social Media

5.6.2. Mixed with Rhys' big-picture shots

5.7. Philadelphia Trip Documentary

5.8. TAOTS Archive Highlights

5.8.1. Go through the archives of videos and photos from TAOTS since 2009

5.8.2. Choose excperts from best clips

5.8.3. Edit them into a story with narration, titles and music that tell your story

6. How we will make & share our Documentaries?

6.1. We will make lots of short documentaries and put them together into one long movie.

6.1.1. Working in Enrichment Clusters

6.1.2. Working on Small Class Documentary Projects connected to things like Reading Workshop

6.1.3. We will make them connected to our Media Literacy Cluster class

6.2. Our Process

6.2.1. Writing kids will do pre-writing answering specific questions about TAOTS kids will write narration to tie together clips they collect or shoot

6.2.2. Storyboarding Rhys will put quotes from your writing into the mind map. You will storyboard what shots will go with these quotes. Then we go make it. Planning out how you will mix existing clips Planning out how you will shoot events or classroom experiences

6.2.3. Filming Interviews, B-Roll, Live Action Trips, events, school experiences

6.2.4. Editing Mix together the best parts of the shots from interviews, "B roll" and other media with music & words, pictures and effects. "Cut" or "Remix" existing videos into new vidoes

6.2.5. Sharing! We will post short clips

6.3. Where can we show it?

6.3.1. Grade 4-233 Notes (Spring 2013) YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube big documentary on TV Apps Facebook Google+ Ads or Commercials for TAOTS on the website Screening in the Auditorium

6.4. Who is our audience? Why should we make this?

6.4.1. Grade 4-233 Notes (Spring 2013) Teachers at this school Why do this? Kids at this school Kids that want to go to this school Parents (at this school or looking at this school)

7. Pajama Drive 2017

7.1. Huang, Kaplan

7.1.1. What are the parts of your story that you want to share with your audience? Who's your audience? Who are you? What did you do to plan it? What are you going to do? What's it going to look like Why are you doing this? Other people should do things like this too Understand the need of poor people Guilty? Motivated? Inspired? Upset? Understand that not everyone has what you have

7.1.2. Elements that might get people in the right spirit? Poem? A type of music? Your voices? Interviews? Pictures and videos of you in action Pictures of people that might benefit from this

7.1.3. Documentary Nonfiction We decide what the story is

7.1.4. Example Images on their topic Music to set the mood - happy, tied together what was happenning Video of real action (people, time lapse of snow melting/nature) What/Why - Nature is beautiful and we want to keep it clean Who - Kids When - Now and the future Where - Everywhere, nature, Earth Poem - Uplifting Important Meaning Words

7.1.5. How will we do it? Huang/Kaplan Inspirational quotes Song by the band Rise - by??? We are the champions Interview Questions What motivated TAOTS to start this 9 years ago? PIcture of orphan (internet) Picture of holding hands with a "Title": Donate Pajamas today Draw a picture of a whole page of pajamas Acting... Pictures of Pajama Day Video Poem Interviews: 5th graders at TAOTS, adult teachers/parents/principal who know and have are teaching kids about this

7.1.6. Why are you doing a Pajama Drive? "Not everyone has enough money to buy pajamas for kids. Some people take things for granted and don't care about when other people don't have what you have to stay warm and comfy and feel." "Taking things for granted: it doesn't really matter, I have so many water bottles -- while some kids in the world don't have clean water..." Some kids that are poor might have to wear warmest stuff to school (have fewer options) Example: Collecting for orphanages to help kids feel (happy, safe, comfortable, loved) Pajamas are warm and fuzzy. Warm and fuzzy feeling (good inside, don't feel guilty for having too much -- you feel good to give) Feels good to give back to your community... and played your part. If you have pajamas and clean clothes -- other people deserve that too.

7.1.7. Why the drive Poor people might not have enough clean fresh clothes and that can lead to less full happy lives :( . We are doing this for people who are homeless, and we have been doing this for people who are less fortunate than us. Part of a bigger effort of the school to help others during winter and kids really need PJs. Kids who are less fortunate don't have those things. Pajamas make you feel comfortable, soft, nice, safe. Kids who don't have pajamas might not feel "at home" or "cozy", and have to wear normal clothes -- "won't feel the comfort we do".

7.2. Russo, Welcome

7.2.1. How will we make our movie? (Russo/Welcome) Dramatic Opening: Image and music Show: donating, recordings of kids shopping with parents, because they see kids doing it they can be motivated. If they see kids doing it they can feel better and more safe that someone is acting on this global issue. Tone: Happy, Hopeful, Helpful; OR... peaceful and sad... soothing, people (little kids) were trying to save the world... Quotes: Books are where your childhood comes from Books are dreams Shots

7.2.2. What's Journalism? Showed kids holding signs about saving the Earth. The words: meaningful words, made a phrase that left a sad mark writing about something that's "newsworthy" Global issues (terrorism, cutting down trees/global warming, poaching, poverty, wars, drugs) Hard News: something people have to know to be safe Soft News: something people like, but not too important Documentary Examples: Who - kids (saw kids, song said 'save the earth' "and then the kids took over" Where - places around the world What - (global) helping save the world from global warming (litter, pollution, How - we saw kids holding signs, pictures/videos of problems and (juxtapositions), kids protesting, pictures of how we want our world to look like, and what's happening now Tone - helpful, hopeful, happy Why make our movie Teach other people to do it too Show people how important it is to donate; how people are suffering so much from poverty and can't buy pajama (Global issue: poverty) Teach people to care for others

7.3. Rathan, Ramsay

7.3.1. What's Journalsim Global Issue Hard News Urgent You need to know about it Feature Article/soft news Not as important Really interesting Unique Entertainment

7.3.2. Documentary Example Who The Kids What Stop Pollution, Save their Future, Save Nature, Save Tomorrow Why Make the world a better place... for themselves (kids, animals); Help Environment Where Nature/Outside When Now Today Tomorrow How the filmmakers share 5Ws Showed kids helping in the forest, ocean, grasslands, arctic -- EARTH Planes, Cities Song Activism: Kids with signs, are taking a stand, signs even What's the Tone

7.3.3. Why make a Documentary about Pajama Drive? What's our message?

7.3.4. What's the Tone of our Documentary? Inspirational Spreading this type of action Influential -- Influence others

7.3.5. How we will deliver our message Counting the PJs Holding the pajamas on pajama day Videos of buying them (in stores, selfies, amazon... getting the box in the mail...) Recording the mailbox each day

8. Music Video - 5-239

8.1. Choose a song

8.2. Here's the model: HBO

8.3. Who, What, Where, When | Why, How

8.4. Kids buying PJs

8.5. Kids planning and setting up the drive

8.6. Music: Man in the Mirror

8.6.1. "if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change"

8.6.2. analyze the lyrics

8.7. Additions

8.7.1. inspirational quotes

8.7.2. even though we're small doesn't mean we can't make a difference

8.7.3. be the change... be brave

8.7.4. picture of kids jumping and their shadows are the man in the mirror

8.7.5. we make a living by what we get, but we can make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

8.7.6. group photos and other photos of our kids

8.7.7. selfies of you giving

8.8. Music Video Editing

8.8.1. Who & Where "Kids Who Make the World a Better Place" Pictures of TAOTS Sign Pictures of 5th graders in the hallway Pictures of the door numbers (235, 237, 239 alsjdflakjsdf asldjkfl;aksjd

8.8.2. Why "Let's work together to make the world a better place!" Pictures of slogans: "Nice is the new cool..." "Change Makers..." Pictures of kids without a warm, safe place to sleep "Kids are the new generation of the world" "Helping people is not a priviledge, it is a goal" "We make a living by what we get, but we can make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

8.8.3. What & How Videos and pictures of Pajamas piling up Be The Change Sign with kids and Pajamas Kids holding up pajamas TAOTS 5TH GRADE PAJAMA DRIVE 2017-2018 Pajamas in the shape of a heart TALLY BOARD OF # OF PAJAMAS COLLECTED WHOLE CLASS SHOT (5TH GRADE AND INDIVIDUAL CLASSES) - AT THE END TO SHOW WHO HELPED AND WHAT YOU DID (IN AN IMPORTANT SETTING)

9. Video Poem - 5-237

9.1. Images

9.2. Words

9.2.1. Comfort

9.2.2. Offer


9.4. Instrumental Music

9.5. Who/what

9.6. Where/When

9.7. Why

10. Interviews - 5-235

10.1. Questions

10.2. List of people to interview

11. Everybody participated

12. 2022 Class 5-237