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Filmmaking Careers: Video-Based Career Exploration Lesson

Grade Level Grades 3-12
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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Filmmaking Careers (2:02 sec)

Do you love telling stories? Is writing scripts or creating film your dream? Maybe you’re not sure yet and you want to gather more information. Find out what it’s like to have a career in filmmaking from the role models in this video who work as directors, producers, and more.

Sharing our ideas and stories with others is powerful, and the film industry offers you the opportunity to do so every day. If you're someone who likes being creative, working on teams, and using your imagination, a career in film might be for you. This video takes a closer look at some of the best parts of having a career in filmmaking.

The resources here can help you discover what it really means to have a career in filmmaking and what types of jobs are available.

Empowerment Lesson Video: Watch this short video as a jumping-off point for in-depth learning experiences using the resources below.

Fun Page Activity: Explore careers in filmmaking by learning the job descriptions for common film careers. Match the description to the career.

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Filmmaking Careers" video, then think about which film careers are most interesting to you and the steps you can start taking today to prepare for your future. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a valuable discussion about careers in filmmaking.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Standards

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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