Filmmaking: Post-production

This lesson teaches students about editing films and respecting licensed materials, while also ensuring they receive the support they need to ensure completion of their films. 

Context for Use

This is the third part of a 3-part unit on the filmmaking process for both formal and informal education settings. See also other lessons in this unit:

To access all LOCC program resources - including lesson plans, worksheets, slides, and instructional videos - see the interactive educator guide: Sharing Science with Film: A Guide to Student Productions.


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What Students Will Do

•    Students use editing software to review their footage and decide which clips to incorporate into their film.
•    Students determine the best sequence of shots to convey their story.
•    Students evaluate their rough cut to determine when they are ready to show it to others and receive feedback.
•    Students give and receive constructive feedback on their rough cut.
•    Students determine which suggestions from their peers to incorporate into their film.

Teaching Materials

LOCC Post-Production Lesson Plans
LOCC Guide to Creative Commons
LOCC Assessment Rubrics
LOCC Student Self-Evaluation Worksheet
LOCC Film Glossary


Lesson 8: Rough Cut Edit

Lesson 9: Revise

Lesson 10: Titles/Credits/Music

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