Los Angeles, California
FALL FILM FESTIVAL - 12/12/15 - 7 PM - ON CAMPUS
Through a hands-on film program, students create collaborative 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.
Not only do we create films, but we explore cultural theory and help students develop critical and creative thinking skills for engaging in an increasingly participatory media landscape.
The goal is to instill the importance of classical storytelling methods in students. With the help of The Academy of Motion Picture of Arts, we teach visual literacy to encourage active (vs. passive) viewing of media and films. I want students 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.
We took one of the oldest, most depressing classrooms in Los Angeles Unified School District, and made it relevant.
see how we did it (coming soon)
Intermediate film covers the basics of storytelling. The final class project emphasizes visual storytelling.
Advanced film involves working independently with a group to make a narrative film. Emphasis is put on attempting to capture sound successfully on campus, acting performances and telling an engaging story.
EXPLORATORY FILM is a class for 6th graders for 10 weeks. Students get a quick overview of storytelling, acting, body language, media literacy and film.
Louis de Barraicua