This new pre-college summer intensive course for high school students (juniors and seniors) combines 16mm filmmaking craft with high-definition (HD) digital techniques and tools, immersing students in the history and practice of making movies. Taught by School of Media Studies faculty, the course is kept small to encourage collaboration and offer students individual attention. Students gain a critical understanding of how re-imagining the city through multimedia storytelling engages, provokes, delights, and informs audiences. Their artistic and socially engaged short film projects are screened publicly at the end of the course.
In a correspondence with Deanna Kamiel, the director of the Documentary Studies program in our School of Media Studies, she offered a wonderful comment on the work she saw in the final screening, and allowed me to post it on our blog for you all to see. Congratulations!
“First, let me congratulate you on the work you did this summer on ‘Film, Art, Change’ with Amir, Joel and those wonderfully impassioned high school kids. The work I saw at Friday’s screening was impressive — refreshingly original and skillful.”
Also, here is Allan’s wonderful poster: