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Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Introduction

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Introduction

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There are three distinct phases of every media arts project: pre-production, production, and post-production. In the series  Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson Plan , you will find a basic descripti...

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Preparation

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Preparation

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In preparation for your media arts lesson, you may want to engage the class in a group discussion. This will allow you to focus students’ attention on the task at hand and to make sure that the...

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Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Viewing

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Viewing

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Viewing examples of existing media arts work—both professional and youth-made—is often the best way to get students to think more critically about their own work. Keep in mind that i...

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Making

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Making

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A production-based activity within a media arts lesson is the most obvious component and will typically take up the bulk of a lesson’s allotted time. It is often the part that students are most...

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Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Reflection

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Reflection

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In many ways, reflection in a media arts lesson is no different than reflection in a Language Arts or mathematics lesson—it’s a chance for students to self-assess by thinking about their ...

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Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Elements of Pre-Production

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Elements of Pre-Production

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Pre-Production is the process by which students (and professional filmmakers) plan their film project. It can be one of the most creative moments in the filmmaking process because it is when the idea...

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Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Elements of Production

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Elements of Production

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The key to a successful production is paying thorough attention to the pre-production process. Educators and students alike should enter the production phase with a clearly conceived project and plan...

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Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Elements of Post-Production

Anatomy of a Media Arts Lesson: Elements of Post-Production

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Post-production is the process by which raw footage becomes a film. Some students like post-production and others hate it, but all of them will benefit from learning about the meticulous process of c...

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