MHz N e wsl e t t e r
Volume 6 Issue 1
September October 2005
Story Development Collaborate and create a
short story that integrates your curriculum and a
lot of fun. Exercises, strategies, and structure you
can take back to your classroom.
Pre-production This is the first stage of production
when responsibilities are assigned, the script is
dissected (shooting script) and prepared for the
shooting process (storyboard), and the overall
visual look and concept of the film is developed.
What equipment will you need? Find out how you can
create a production company with your classroom.
Production Quiet on the set! Places! Action! Cut!
All of the pre-production work pays off as you move
into an organized and focused shooting of the script.
What makes a good "take"? How important is sound?
What do you mean there's a student director,
I thought I was in charge?! Bring your questions,
ideas, and creativity.
Post-Production (Editing) Lets put the movie
together. Once you've filmed the movie, what's
next? In this workshop we'll explore, from rough
footage, when to choose a close-up instead of a
wide-shot, how to use transitions, and a general
overall philosophy of the important points of editing.
Post-Production (Marketing) This workshop
explains how to get the word out about your film.
Now that you have an original creation on your hands,
what next? We'll look at the differences between video,
print, and radio promotion both in creation and effec-
tiveness. And what about film festivals?
Media Literacy 101 What does it mean to be
media literate? How can the principles of media litera-
cy be incorporated in the classroom? Does media lit-
eracy compliment and support reading, writing, and
arithmetic? This workshop will both answer those
questions and provide a foundation for understanding
media literacy in the 21st century.
All EAT classes are hands-on, full of resources,
and available for scheduling. Courses can be taken
separately or as a whole series. Let us know what
EAT also offers a 15-session, in-class workshop for
students. Please contact the office for price and
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The New EAT website!
Visit the new Education Arts Technology
(EAT) website to sample the EAT
curriculum, find out more about the
Creative Learning in the Classroom
DVD, and to find the most updated
information about the 5th Annual MHz
Shortz Student Film Festival.