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REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS.

LOS ANGELES

INTERNATIONAL

CHILDREN'S

FILM FESTIVAL

 "THE DRAMA GAME" - JUNE 2015 RELEASE

 

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

        A FUTURE-ORIENTED MEDIA LITERACY CURRICULUM

"11:34" - IS HER STORY REAL OR A DREAM? 35 STUDENTS IN ONE CLASS HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHOSE KNOCKING OR IT MAY COST THEM THEIR LIVES.

2014 WHITE HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL FINALIST

COMMERCIAL FOR MILLIKAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

"AIR" - A BULLY LIVES INSIDE THE BODIES OF HER VICTIMS

THE ODD CLASS @  MILLIKAN - a SITCOM

Technology has created a media culture that values popular opinion over critical thought.  Teaching media literacy in film class is about creating an awareness among a new generation of students  who often believe (whether they're aware of it or not) that successful people are the ones with the most followers.  Ideal leaders use critical thinking as a foundation for understanding media, creating media and collaborating with others.   We reflect on the media that entertains us and the media (films) that we create using the the latest technology that is (or will be) accessible to most students .   Film class is merely a launching point for students to go on a more provocative and thoughtful journey into today's participatory media landscape.

 

A model that emphasizes group work, storytelling, creativity and a student-led environment is applied in the classroom.  Through a hands-on film  program that teaches critical thinking,  perseverance, creative output and collaborative thinking, students create films from beginning to end.  Students are first introduced to the basic shots and strategies that movie-makers and artists use to tell stories.  Students then generate a concept and use public speaking skills to pitch these ideas to the entire class.

 

The goal is to instill the importance of classical storytelling methods in students.   With the help of The Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and the LAUSD Arts Branch, the program teaches visual literacy to encourage active (vs. passive) viewing of media and films.  Students are taught to recognize stereotypes and fallacies.  In addition, collaboration skills are taught to increase the likelihood of success in creative groups and places beyond the classroom.

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We took one of the oldest, most depressing classrooms and made it relevant.

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"Numbered" -  Love @ Common Core Camp

"let ME out" - Kids who learn to be themselves, and not.

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