Workshop Description

Workshop Name: Video in the Classroom
Date of Workshop: February 21, 2019
Hosted at SET-BC Conference in Richmond, BC.

The topic for this workshop is “Video in the Classroom”.  There is lots of information on how to teach video but not a lot that applies just to the classroom.  This workshop focuses on the basics of film grammar so that teachers start to see that teaching filmaking is like teaching math or science or physical education.  Pulling back the curtain on the wizard reveals that filmaking is not that complicated.  There are basic steps to put together a video.  If you deconstruct anything that you see, then it becomes easier to construct it.  What do you see?  What do you hear?  What is the camera doing?  Keep asking these three questions with your students and Spielbergs and Coppolas will emerge in your classroom.  I’m of course referring to Sophia Coppola in the latter example.  Although her dad has made a couple of good ‘talkies’ as well!

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