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EXAMPLE: The Art + Film Institute at the LA County Museum of Art
The Art + Film Institute (AFI) takes place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The AFI helps educators bring movie-making into the classroom using tablets and smartphones.
Teachers can inspire their own creative processes by exploring the galleries at AFI.
They work with both tangible art supplies and digital filmmaking tools to learn how to tell their stories.
Teachers explore the galleries at AFI as makers
Teachers work with both tangible art supplies and digital filmmaking tools to tell stories.
1. Teachers draft short scripts.
2. Thumbnail sketches are made for sets.
3. Cardboard and paper are the primary materials used for building.
4. Miniature diorama sets are used for filming.
Tablets and smartphones help teachers shoot, edit and share from the same device.
The simplicity of the method helps bring moviemaking into more classrooms.
Everything speeds up and becomes easier when we shrink the moviemaking process so sets fit on a table and characters fit in our hand.
Students are behind the camera when they add their voice to characters on screen. This helps students practice more expressive more natural delivery of script.
The method is centered on building with accessible and affordable materials. In many cases teachers can use a collection of recycled materials at no cost.
The approach focuses on collaborative storytelling where each member of the group is actively engaged in a number of different roles throughout the production process.
Educators are given a full set of materials to be successful both during and after the workshop.
Storyboards are used to help guide teachers in translating a script into a shot list.
Resources for teachers:
One LAUSD Salary Point Credit or up to seven USC Continuing Education Units
Downloads of writing guides, storyboards and visual thinking strategies
Access to hours of tailored screen capture tutorials centered on guiding you through apps
Sample short film produced by teachers.
A small group of teachers were inspired by the symbolism of stairs in the film exhibit.
Check out the video to see how they used them in their short film.
K–12 teachers from all Los Angeles County school districts are invited to apply.