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Inspired by a short film about her own experiences with bullying in NYC public schools, Marisol has teamed up with educators at Bank Street College of Education and leaders in the New York City arts community to develop a highly creative curriculum whereby students use media and storytelling to share their own experiences and identify solutions to bullying and violence in their lives, schools and communities.
You can learn more about the fundraiser at this link: http://www.iamjuliamovie.com/fundraiser.html
Marisol is hosting an event next Tuesday evening, July 1, at the Brooklyn Public Library, and we would be thrilled if you, or a member of your team, might be able to attend. It's a ready-made program that I believe your organizations can leverage to reach and engage millions of young people creatively and on their terms about a subject that is essential to their health, growth and success.
Let us know what might be possible and we look forward to seeing you!
(If next Tuesday does not work, we're happy to set up a meeting at your convenience to share the details and explore opportunities for collaboration.)
The success of I am Julia creates an opportunity to introduce our film into the educational system and join forces in the effort to curve violence and advocate forbearance among students. This educational workshop integrates conflict/resolution techniques created by the participants to help tailored a solution specific to their concerns with bullying. In collaboration with the program is devised to target students in middle school to college freshmen. The purpose of the educational program is to visit schools both local and nationally and present “I Am Julia”. The screenings will run from 45 min to 1 hour, depending on the desired program and will include special guests, along with an interactive session involving audience participation; making them spectactors. A facilitator will lead the open discussion. If the students are willing to participate in Role-playing, the facilitator will also lead the dramatic action, in the style of Forum Theater, which provides and innovative approach to analyzing the issues at hand. Our goal is to help build tolerance and for all to collectively come up with alternative solutions which lead to transformation and a raise in consciousnesses which will help to curtail cruel and aggressive behavior. This forum will provide a safe and captivating avenue for both student and school official to directly implement mediation and come up with creative solutions to protect all students.
CurriculumThe following 18 week course is designed for Middle Schools and High Schools. It provides hands-on film making experiences as well as a social/emotional learning component. Students will create their own production from start to finish. They will also explore themes such as identity issues and moral and ethical questions concerning the cultural epidemic of bullying. The first marking period is focused on pre-production, the second marking period is focused on production and the third marking period ends with post-production. The completed student films can be viewed on The I am Julia Website and TV Show.
StandardsEducational Program This course is designed to meet Standards 1 through 4 of the New York State Standards of Art and Music.
Common Core Standards align with The NYC Dept. of Education’s BluePrint of the Moving Image and CTE (Certified Technical Education) Standards.
The following topics are explored:
Topics include: developing a story concept, understanding shot designations and how they are described in storyboard form. They will create a visual representation of a film idea.
Topics include: story structure, scene development, character creation, dialogue, exposition and writing formats.
Topics include artistic identity, screen language, interpretation of the script, translation to the screen, craft departments, set procedure, directing actors and directing the camera.
Topics include: cameras, lighting equipment, exposure, contrast, lighting setups, filming movement and group shots.
Topics include: signal processing, sync systems, location recording and post-production.
Topics include: cutting shots and scenes, transitions, dialogue, sound, music, continuity, creating pacing and rhythm.
FILM AND TELEVISION ANALYSIS
Throughout the course students will learn to view film and television with a critical eye
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL AWARENESS
Students explore themes such as identity issues and moral and ethical questions concerning the cultural epidemic of bullying.
THINK ABOUT THE JOBS YOU PERFORMED ON THE FILMS WE PRODUCED.
FOR THE TEST YOU NEED TO KNOW THE DEFINITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTION PERSONNEL-
Director-Turns a script into an effective audio and visual message. Oversees all operations on the set.
Actor- Portrays a character for an effective audio and visual message.
Foley Artist- Uses props to create sounds.
Cinematographer- Understands and plans what the camera sees. Oversees all cameras and often operates the cameras.
Artistic Director- Designs the look of a film. Works with make-up, wardrobe personnel, set designers, location scouts and others involved in the visuals.
REMEMBER THE SHOT DESIGNATIONS! FOR EXAMPLE-
CU-Close up (head and shoulders)
ECU-Extreme Close Up (full face)
MS-Medium Shot (from waist up)
O/S-Over the Shoulder (a conversation shot with one actor turned away form the camera and the other actor facing the camera.
KNOW THE DEFINITION OF THESE MEDIA TOOLS-
Photo Shop – Photo shop is a photo Editor and illustrator.
Maya- A 3d Animation Program
Final Cut- A professional editing Programming
Flash -a 2D professional am=animation program
Movie-A basic editing program.
ALSO REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING FOR THE TEST-
When we watched the film I AM JULIA
We created a STORY GRAPH WORKSHEET and we
DESCRIBED IN DETAIL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION-
FOR THE TEST YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RECALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
REMEMBER I AM JULIA AND THE STORY GRAPH-
INTRODUCTION- (INCLUDE THE SETTING AND THE PROTAGONIST)
CONFLICT- (HOW IS THE ISSUE IS BULLYING INTRODUCED? WHO IS THE ANTAGONIST?)
CLIMAX- (HOW DOES THE “FINAL BATTLE” TAKE PLACE?)
RESOLUTION- (WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE STORY?)
WHAT COULD HAPPEN NEXT?
GOOD LUCK ON THE TEST!