June 23, 2011

English Teaching in Japan 79-Next Opening

Next-Opening from Chaz Wright on Vimeo

This is the opening to the movie "Next" that my students and I made for our school festival. We wrote, shot, subtitled, and edited the movie in 5 days. The running time of the movie is 18 minutes. I will be putting the entire movie up later.

This was a big challenge because we only had 5 days to shoot after school, my students aren't actors and are learning English, we had to change our story and rewrite it as we went along because of bad weather, and I was using a HDSLR, Canon 60D, for the first time. Pulling focus was a big learning curve for me.

We all had a great time making our movie and I'm very proud of my students.

Mahalo to Moby Gratis for the music
Mistake (David Rossi Re-Work Instrumental)

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DW said...

Chaz, how can I get the entire movie to watch? Very good intro, by the way. Regards,Don

kevchanwow said...

Great movie. It's amazing to see what students can do.

I recently posted an article on how to teach listening skills to beginning learners of English in Japan.

A short paper on how Japanese learners of English face particular problems when it comes to the act of listening and some ideas for how to overcome these obstacles. This paper might be useful for anyone who is teaching beginning level English students in Japan

It's available on SCRIBD at:


Thanks again.

Kevin Stein

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