Filmmaking: Post-production

Following the storyboard, students edit their films with the help of film mentors and teachers using free software packages. Film mentors guide students with respect to fair use and copyright for music and other licensed materials. Students will receive some LOCC staff support around image and footage research and interviewee and B-roll scheduling to ensure completion of the films. The LOCC program emphasizes scientific film topics, however, the methods are applicable to films around many topics and genres.

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.


LOCC students.

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Learning Goals

•    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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