Request for a Film Artist for an Artist in Residency for the 2019 -2020 School Year
Deadline to submit – March 15th
Deadline to confirm the artist and submit an AFA Grant is March 21, 2019
Dates of Residency TBD
Artist Fees – TBD
Sir John Franklin School is a dynamic learning community of 380 students in grades 5-9.
The school is the north campus of the Arts Centred Learning (ACL) alternative program within the Calgary Board of Education and also includes students in two system programs. The school is located in the northeast Calgary community of Mayland Heights and serves students living throughout the north of the city.
Planned Arts Activities
The focus of the planned arts activities culminates into a school-wide Film Festival project which responds to the question “How can we use the art and techniques of film making to enhance our media literacy and build on our creativity as a way to share our learning?
Each of the approximately 380 students at Sir John Franklin will learn skills and techniques in the art of film making. Based on each group’s chosen unit of inquiry, the film maker will work with one class per day to teach students the process of making a film. Students work in groups to learn how to storyboard, write a script, film, edit and market their film. Teachers will collaborate with the film maker to determine which unit of study will be used as the basis for the final production. One possibility is to offer a variety of different workshops so each of our classes will be able to engage in one of the following: Interactive Storytelling, Paper Stop Animation, Toy Animation, Claymation, Movie Trailer Production, Silent Film Making Documentary Film Production or Breaking News Cast.
Workshops will engage our students in collaborative, hands on digital media literacy opportunities. Students will be able to use the latest equipment, and materials that exist in the film industry, therefore gaining up to date skills to use in future endeavours. Or we could use technology that we have access to at school such as IMovie. Teachers will be provided with professional mentorship and will be supported as they teach curriculum through an extensive assessment and evaluation process.
Once all the films are complete they will be uploaded to a central site where they will be saved.
The final part of the project will teach students how to market their films through both print and social media. As a celebration, we will host a film festival at Sir John Franklin to showcase the film and the deep learning students will gain from this process.
The films will be made available to staff and students to use in the future, as well as a concrete reference point to continue their learning and see their skills develop over time.
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