Teaching Cinema in the Classroom and Beyond

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In this course for teachers and educators who are responsible for project groups related to video, film and digital storytelling at their school, we will learn all the necessary skills and tools for making films at a professional level, theoretically and practically.

In the center of our concept of media education, which is based on the perception of film as a work of art that you have "to learn to love" (Alain Bergala), lies observation, sensitivity and the artistic process of creation. Hence the focus of this kind of media education shifts from an analytical and receptive film pedagogy towards a pedagogy of the process of creation.

Furthermore the pedagogical support of the creative process by experts and trained teachers can be understood as a "School of Seeing". Not only does it automatically teaches the first modules of a critical media reception, it also teaches a whole set of key skills: social competence, creativity, discipline, communication, responsibility, feeling of togetherness.

By doing and teaching this it is important to find easy and simple ways to succeed. In the end we have to keep in mind that the time budget at schools in general is very limited for this kind of activities and that filmmaking finally is very time consuming!

The course is a real life example of setting up a film class at your school - or taking it to the next level. Depending on the already existing knowledge of the participants – this will be verified before the course starts – we will have a daily 6+h program. In the morning we will learn and talk about the more theoretical and technical aspects of filmmaking, but we will also experience film teaching and pedagogical concepts. In the afternoon we will practice what we’ve learned so far, tasks and exercises have to be fulfilled, in small teams we will set out to the city to work on location etc.

Course language of the 25.07-31.07.2022
course will be German.

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Lisbon, Portugal

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