In June 2017, we created and facilitated a 3-week Moving Image Literacy workshop for The Olympia Learning Center in Columbia, SC.
This workshop sought to empower students with 21st Century media literacy skills in hopes of keeping them engaged in school and acted a module for Olympia Learning Center staff to replicate film exercise programs for students. Working in teams of two, students learned creative and innovative techniques of thinking, writing and producing making their own short films using the theme “Tikkun Olam,” a concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. All student work will be entered in the 2017 SC High School Film Competition.
We provided students and staff with a basic understanding of the language of filmmaking, media production training, critical thinking and critical viewing exercises. Students, with the help of staff, produced 1, 3-5 minute final film utilizing the skills and techniques that they have learned during training.
The students and staff at the Olympia Learning Center are some of the most creative, and ambitious (!) that we’ve ever worked with. Check out a few pics as well as a few short films from our workshop.