Digital Media & Filmmaking Overview
• Storytelling. Learning what makes a good story work. (Helps teach critical thinking).
Digital Media Projects
Projects: Animation - Message To Younger Self
The Project: Using basic drawing techniques (taught in the art-based portion of the programming), students learn to make simple animations, set to a recorded message to a younger (or older) version of themselves.
Outcome: This is where the students become their own storytellers, synthesizing the lessons learned in the technical part of the program (storytelling, editing, etc.).
The Project: Brainstorm an idea, then collect videos from YouTube and create a collage of clips revolving around that idea.
Outcome: familiarity with the editing process, and taking first steps towards becoming a communicator/storyteller.
The Project: Collect photos (downloaded or original) and creating an effective montage.
Outcome: A useful skill to create photo montages for family, friends, and even potential clients.