Genre Switch

Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the elements associated with particular genres in literature and film by creating a short movie trailer. Students will switch the genre with the use of close-ups, music, voiceovers, and subtitles to present the overall movie trailer in a completely different genre.

Directions for Assignment:

Students will use iMovie on their iPads to complete this project.

Watch the video below from Editing is Everything for inspiration.

Editing is Everything Titanic-Horror GenreLinks to an external site.

With a partner, collect and save on your camera roll still images, video clips, soundbites, and music from a movie. You can also include subtitles and/or voiceovers. One person in the group will use their iPad to create a movie trailer. The other can use their iPad to look up and save images, etc. Students in your group can Air Drop to each other for sharing.

Use either the trailer option or movie option in iMovie to create your movie "switcharoo" from the original genre of the movie. For example, you can change a horror movie into a comedy, a romantic-comedy into a horror movie, or an adventure movie into a documentary. There are SO many options. Have fun with this! 


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