This project assumes students are comfortable with shot composition, match-action, and boom mic use. The Eavesdrop Project adds the complex element of a conversation. This project introduces the generative idea of translating a script into a storyboard where students imagine how the narrative is best visualized through purposely selected shot types. This project also introduces the importance of lighting and adds the reflector light as a means of learning how to shape light. The largest learning leap for students is the complex workflow of a Hollywood-style shoot. Teaching students the thinking and decision making process that embodies this type of shoot requires an apprentice model. Students must see the workflow in action as both observers and participants. All of these ideas come together in the Eavesdrop Project


  • CTE 9.0 Leadership & Teamwork - Students learn leadership skills and work in dynamic groups to make proper production decisions and resolve team conflicts (leadership styles, value of teamwork, school citizenship, community engagement, organization skills, conflict resolution, consensus building).
  • CTE 10.0 Technical Knowledge & Skill - Students demonstrate technical skills and academic vocabulary common to pathways in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment fields.
  • VAPA 2.0 Creative Expression - Students apply artistic processes and technical skills using a variety of formats and genres to communicate meaning and intent of original work.
  • VAPA 5.0 Connections, Relationships, Applications - Students apply film production skills across subject areas. Students develop generative skills that include: creativity, problem solving, communication, time management and resource management. Students learn about careers related to the media and entertainment industry.


      A Hollywood Producer has invited the class to produce a "short" from the script Eavesdrop. The entire class will be involved in the production work under the direction of the instructor who will direct. The producer and director will select the main crew then select the cast through an official casting call process. The support crew and extras will then be selected. Each student will complete the post-production work and publish their version of Eavesdrop for the producer to select.



     2014      Period 2  |  Period 4  |  Period 5  |  Period 6
     2015      Period 2  |  Period 4  |  Period 5
     2017       Period 2  |  Period 3  |  Advanced