Clip makers, video bloggers, screenwriters, soundtrack, teaser??? For someone, these words are not yet understood, but not for the generation Z! They are completely part of the vocabulary of daily communication among young people. In order to be on the “one wave” with the youth it is necessary to understand the nuances of slang!
The team of the French language camp Club Lumière actively uses the work with video. As usual, it is necessary to set pedagogical and linguistic goals in this work.
So, we start with the search for ideas for the clips, ” short films”, advertising clips, news. “Brainstorming” in the group gives a lot of interesting ideas and an approximate implementation plan.
The stage of script writing, character development and the distribution of roles in the “cinematic team” occupies a special place. It is here that the linguistic component is actively introduced: the description of the characters, the definition of the place of action, the preparation of dialogues, the work in groups. At this stage our teachers from France are very active. It must be said that there is clearly an informal communication with native speakers, joint activities, natural communication.
We turn to shoot. Due to the presence of the necessary equipment in the camp, as well as smartphones in children, the shooting process is conducted in an atmosphere of teamwork. The concepts of “background”, “foreground”, “change of frame priorities”, etc. are worked out. Children are not afraid to take several takes for each scene, since after the shooting time of editing the video material comes.
Using various editing programs, this process passes quickly and does not cause any special difficulties. Especially our animators are always there and take the initiative in their own hands, helping children understand the “tricks” of the editing work.
And, probably, the most fun step of creating a video, the stage of scoring. Work with pronunciation, with intonation, with imitation of voice, with musical accompaniment.
The video is ready! You can view and make some corrections and changes in editing and scoring, if necessary. We save in the required format and are preparing to present it at the evening show for the whole camp.
At first glance, the whole process of working with creating a video can seem long and routine. However, children and animators become one cohesive team, absorbed in this work, that, sometimes, they do not notice how time passed and there is already a result.
So, the motor! We shoot! Film, film, film!