We will utilize the SCMMA and Story Arc tools to explore the following films, and also use these films as creative prompts to explore our own connections to self and our own voice.
Structure to Explore Theme/Topics via Multiple Interviews
I Feel Free When by Michael Lopez (3 min 6 sec)
Made in Association with the Bay Area Video Coalition Next Gen YouthLink/Digital Pathways Program
Pay Attention to creative use of interviews and structure.
Made in Association with the Bay Area Video Coalition Next Gen Factory Program
Pay attention to creative storytelling, editing (fast cuts, relationship between audio and visuals), variety of shots, multiple messages, shifting and dynamic pov and audiences. We can use this film to look at the impact of words, culture and our relationships to self and others.
How to be Alone by Tanya Davis (4 min 45 sec)
read the poem here.
Use of Pattern in Filmmaking
HandSum by Eva Colmers (4 min)
Creative Artist Writing Questions
We’ve seen films in which the filmmaker explores their passions and what makes them feel good about themselves. In many ways, we nourish ourselves when we do things that make use feel good about ourselves. What makes you feel free? What kinds of things do you that make you feel good about yourself? How do you nourish yourself? Use the Creative Artists Questions here to help you explore this.
Guided relaxation meditation to allow self to be a creative being and open to nourishment.
Note: This media lesson is ©Kirthi Nath. You are welcome to adopt the curriculum, please leave a comment or email me with comment on how you used the lesson. Thanks.