WORKSHOP ON FILM MAKING SKILLS FOR TEACHERS OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS STUDENTS
University of Birmingham
13 – 15 January 2017
Many special needs students find language a difficult means of communication. Fortunately there are alternatives.
There are many special needs students who respond particularly well to working visually rather than verbally, and for such students film can be an ideal medium to allow them to explore and express their thoughts and feelings.
Yet there can be a problem: because self-evidently the teacher needs to feel comfortable with and experienced in the medium of film before teaching it to others.
Supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with the BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds, The Film Space is offering a two-day workshop introducing film making skills to teachers of special needs students aged 14 to 18.
As a result of the BFI and Creative Skillset support a limited number of bursaries are available to offset some of the costs of attending. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course focuses on developing transferable skills in film making, via a series of techniques and approaches to film making which can be passed on to your students.
At the end of the course participants will have learned the key strategies for involving students in creative moving image production, and how framing, lighting, sound and editing work together to create film.
At the heart of this is the development in the students of an awareness that filmmaking is a series of choices from the different options available just as spoken language involves making choices between phrases to express a meaning.
Issues relating to cinematography, lighting, mood, sound, editing and planning are all covered in the course, which is taught by experienced filmmakers.
The workshop is a residential course being held at the University of Birmingham.
Registration is £250 (excluding VAT). This includes accommodation and all meals as well as the workshop itself.
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CONFERENCE FOR STUDENTS
Our colleagues at the English and Media Centre are running their annual Media Magazine Student Conference on Thursday 26th January 2017. The conference aims to expand student horizons, getting them to think creatively, and connect critically. For more information please use the link below
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