Film/Animation

Film/Video Workshop

Prerequisite:  Students must possess the ability to use computers and video equipment with care and to work cooperatively on projects with classmates.

Students study the history of American cinema, the effect of media in our lives, and basic filmmaking skills.  They will view and analyze films learn about genres of film, camera angles, and filming techniques from pre-production to post-production using digital video cameras.  Students work in groups as production companies to plan, shoot, and then edit short video projects using digital video cameras and iMovie editing.  The lights are on, and the cameras are rolling!

Animation Workshop

Prerequisite:  Students must possess the ability to use video equipment and computer equipment with care and to work cooperatively on projects with classmates.

Animation Workshop explores the history and techniques of animation.  Students view a variety of animated films and learn basic animation vocabulary and skills.  They will work with materials such as paper, toys, clay, photographs, and magazines in the production of animated short films using digital video cameras in stop-motion style and then edit in iMovie.  Students will complete individual and group projects as part of their own production companies.  Lights!  Camera! Action!