One of my classes is preparing for a festival of short film. In preparation, they are creating storyboards to plan the shots so they need to be familiar with the different types of camera angles. Using Easy Notecards, I created a set of cards using images from this website. I use them in the following way:
- Learners have 10 minutes to individually view 'both sides at once' and take notes on the different camera angles.
- They then view 'front side only' or 'back side only' (depending on their learning style) and see if they can name or sketch the shot.
- Any that they get wrong they should make a note of and use the view 'both sides at once' to revisit the definition.
- In pairs, learners can then test each other by sketching and asking their partner to name the shot, or by giving the name of a shot and asking their partner to draw it.
- The notecards can be accessed at home for further revision, but I follow this up by watching a film extract or short commercial to see if they can name the shots in practise before creating their own storyboards.