Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Final Blogging Assignment for Seniors

As you know, you have been piloting 24/7 Learning for us this past semester. Please give us some feedback to help make learning improve for OHS students in years to come.
The following survey will only take a few minutes of your time, and you only need to take it once. Thank you again for all your efforts in paving the way for 24/7 Learning at OHS!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Your blogging is being read!

This is a message that I got this week from ScreenNation. Remember, when you publish to a blog, the world is hearing your voice! Make it COUNT!

Mrs. Morrow-
Just a quick note to that you for featuring ScreenNation as part of your classroom assignment.
The team here at the AFI ScreenEd Center got a lot out of reading your students' honest assessment of the new site. As we continue our roll-out many of their comments will inform how the site will look and feel.
I'm very interested in in they types of projects you are producing with your students. I hope you will encourage them to upload and exhibit on Screenantion. We plan to issue our first filmmaking challenge around the theme "Hometown Claim to Fame" early next week.
You can see how other educators have used filmmaking in their practice and shared them on ScreenNation.
Here is a playlist of Shakespeare adaptations
Here is one of Frankenstein adaptations.

Please stay in touch. Welcome to ScreenNation! Best Frank Guttler
Frank J. Guttler
Associate Director
Screen Education Center
American Film Institute
2021 N. Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-856-7875 f

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Blog - Week of April 18th

Watch this video and blog about it. More points awarded for quality and quantity of insights.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Final Project - Documentaries

Everyone has a story to share.

Sometimes we fail to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Let's begin to brainstorm ideas for our final project - a mini-documentary on an issue or event of choice.

1) Please read the following short article:
Teenage filmmakers sharing a message:

2)To change the world?
Browse through this site to spark some ideas:

3) Go to iTunes - iTunes Music Store- and search for Film School Online. Subscribe to the free podcast and download and listen to the episode called "Documentary Filmmaking Crash Course" (only a few minutes long)

4) Visit Angel for updated content including:
a) New Contests and Student Video Promotions
b) New Content folder for Documentaries with a page of topic suggestions

5) Respond to this blog with any possible ideas you are currently considering.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

AFI ScreenNation

Another collective website for teenage moviemakers looks to be another positive resource for you budding filmmakers. It is called ScreenNation and I want you to check it out and share some things that you discover for this week's blog post. Visit http://screennation.afi.com/. Create an account, if you can. Browse through the videos. Click on the Challenges link. Any ideas for an entry from you? After your commercials you will have one more final movie project due. This site may give you some ideas. You could also post your previous productions to this site and get feedback from all over the globe. Finally, you should click on the "LEARN" link on the left side of the homepage and watch at least 2 of the teaching videos. Tell us what you learned in this week's blog post.