MY BLOCKBUSTER! – Creating a Media Text

Students design a DVD cover for an animated video they have created and use markers to colour it.

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MY BLOCKBUSTER! – Creating a Media Text

Supplies:

  • Crayola Fine Line Markers - 12 Count
  • Crayola marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm
  • Pencils
  • Blank DVD Disc - 1 per student
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Trace the outline of your DVD on drawing paper.
  2. Make 4 copies for your planning sketches.
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Step 2
  1. Make 4 planning sketches of different ideas.
  2. Make sure your designs reflect the mood and content of the movie.
  3. Use a computer to type your title in a few different fonts to get some new ideas for your lettering.
  4. Think about how you can make the cover eye-catching so people will want to view your movie.
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Step 3
  1. Choose the design you like the best.
  2. Draw it on the DVD cover using your planning sketch as a reference.
  3. Work with pencil first or draw directly with marker.
  4. Use marker to colour the design.
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Step 4
  1. View your design with fresh eyes.
    - How does your design reflect the mood and content of your Movie?
    - How did you decide what to emphasize in your design?
    - What do you like best about your design? Why?
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Visual Arts,

    • Media Literacy

  • Grades:

    • Grade 3,

    • Grade 4,

    • Grade 5,

    • Grade 6,

    • Grade 7,

    • Grade 8,

    • Grade 9


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