The filming phase is very fun for the pupils: they can manipulate new objects and use a specific vocabulary to “behave like on TV or in the cinema”.
Here is how the different roles are distributed on a film set. You can use them to give roles or responsibilities to your students.
- The scripts check that everyone is in place: they have a sheet on which are noted the places of the actors and their text
- The director asks for silence on the set: in normal times he monitors the acting of the actors
- The assistant director says ” engine “: he asks the sound recordists and the cameraman to record
- The sound recordists start the recording and answer ” it’s running “
- The cameraman starts recording and replies ” it’s spinning “
- The clapper announces the number of the catch and clap in front of the camera: ” presentation of our eco-park, 2nd “. clap
- The director says “action”: the actors start to play
- Reporters / actors talk and perform in front of the camera
- Interviewees answer reporters’ questions
- Extras can do a background activity related to the topic
And you, how do you adapt the roles in your classroom?
You can make a clapperboard and / or replace the real mic hand with a fake paper mic to keep students in the game. This fake microphone can also be used as a talking stick!