This project fits nicely after students have played with shot composition, camera angles and match action work. The project emphasizes the value of close-ups and reaction shots to convey In the Chase Project, students are challenged to depict a chase scene that includes the context for the chase and a logical conclusion. The production work can take place within the school bounds OR off campus in a neighborhood or park.   


  • 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 local producer is working on his next film, an action movie that includes an important chase scene. To get ideas for his movie, he has invited young filmmakers to demonstrate their skill to capture action and suspense through a well produced chase scene. The chase scene must include the reason for the chase and a logical conclusion. The top from films will be reviewed by the local producer.