Design Challenges

Bennett Live Youth Film Design Challenge (BL2020-DC2)


Description
Calling all youth filmmakers! The Bennett Live Youth Film Design Challenge is now live! Register today!

Film is one of the most powerful ways to share our stories with the world! Do you love film and movies and have a story you want to share with the world? The Bennett Live Youth Film Design Challenge is a 5-week challenge-based competition for youth in Grades 7-12 (Ages 13-18). Over 5-weeks the program will challenge you to develop your film idea, and using the devices available to you, develop, document, and master the skills to compose and produce your own short film.

During the five weeks, you will be challenged to:
1. Identify and script the story you want to share
2. Select your actors or body of focus
3. Find a location and set the scene
4. Play with shots, light, and sound
5. Edit your work into a short film for submission

All finalists will be invited to a demo-night at Bennett Day School, in 2021 for an exclusive Bennett Live Youth Design Exhibition!

To connect, follow: #BennettLive

Content
  • About - The Youth Design Challenge Series
  • The Youth Design Challenge Series - About
  • Youth Design Challenge Guide - 2020
  • Introduction > YDC2020 > Film
  • Welcome by Challenge Coach - Filmmaker Mr. Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah
  • About Challenge Coach - Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah
  • Challenge Coach - Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah - In Action
  • Getting Started
  • Film Challenge Getting Started, with Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah
  • The Beginner’s Guide to the Filmmaking Process by New York Film Academy
  • 8 Things Every New Filmmaker Should Learn Before Making Their First Film
  • 10 Things You Should Know When You First Start Out in Filmmaking
  • Three iPhone Cinematography Tips for Beginner Filmmakers
  • iPhone Filmmaking: Your Camera Doesn't Matter
  • Challenge 1 - 7 Shots, 1 Location
  • Challenge 1 - 7 Shots, 1 Location
  • Challenge 1: 7 Shots and 1 Location
  • Challenge 1 - Advice on Storyboarding
  • Challenge 1 - Advice - The Shot List
  • Challenge 1: Slides - The Kuleshov Effect
  • 5 Editing Techniques That Speak Louder Than Words
  • Pudovkin’s 5 Editing Techniques
  • Guide to Camera Shots: Every Shot Size Explained
  • Challenge 2: The Master Shot!
  • Challenge 2: The Master Shot!
  • Challenge 2: Advice on The Master Shot!
  • Challenge 2: Slides - The Master Shot
  • Challenge 2: Resources
  • Challenge 3: Your Film in Words
  • Challenge 3: Your Film in Words
  • Challenge 3: Slides - Your Film in Words
  • Article: The Importance of Writing
  • Article: How to Write a Film Treatment
  • Discussion
  • Questions
  • Weekly Film Work Examples
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever