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Tuesday, February 7 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Youth Documentary Filmmaking: Latest Research and Newest Practices

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In this hands-on, minds-on presentation, participants will learn how recent shifts and turns in the converging fields of education, technology and transnational filmmaking have brought us to an exciting moment in youth and media culture. As educators strive to build critical and creative thinkers for the 21st century, 'citizen documentary-filmmaking' in the classroom is an incredible opportunity to create with their peers in both in face-to-face and online classrooms. Documentary filmmaking classroom provides rich opportunities for problem-based learning about real world matters using collaboration and innovation. Making a short citizen documentary is now within the reach and ability of educators and youth who want to create change and have a say in their world. Moreover, it is not limited to media arts or tech classes; students are making films in many subject areas including history, geography, science and civics, to name only a few. This session will provide participants with inside tips and skills to navigate and access free public domain and creative commons media including music, videos, stills and more, from a seasoned documentary film educator. Participants will be taken through workflow suggestions using Google Apps to store media and collaborate with peers during the production process. Those using mobile devices during the session can do this simultaneously with the presenter. We will share suggestions and tips on how to get started on some of the newest collaborative video editing platforms on the internet today using mobile devices such as ipads, iphones and laptops. As a take-away, participants will be provided with information and internet links shared during the session. 


Alison Mann

Alison is an award-winning Film and Media educator with over 18 years of teaching experience, and is currently pursuing a full time Ph.D. at University of Toronto in media literacy and technology. As both teacher and academic, she has become adept at staying on the pulse of emerging technologies designed to enhance critical and creative thinking skills. Alison's academic and professional areas of interest include: critical media literacy... Read More →

Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am

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