In your youth, did you have a moment that made you marvel in wonder? Lights, Camera, Action! I’m an English teacher in a Media Arts & Technology academy where my students look to find that spark of emotion to tell their stories. The students & I work together to develop scripts & turn them into videos. They have so many wonderful stories to tell from little challenges that we face everyday at home & school. They also write imaginative pieces from the perspective of their pets, & how their pets’ see their human caretakers. Working across the curriculum, we also take content (history, math, science) & write stories to make those subjects come to life on film.
The joy & elation my students express at writing, creating, & watching their own films come to life, is why I became a teacher.
Many of my students don’t have access to technology or video production equipment at home, or at school, to make their stories and dreams come to life. I’ve purchased some equipment myself & we’ve been able to make some productions. During the creative process, students who struggle academically are able to find new ways of learning & shine.
The lighting I’m asking for will go in a video production room that’s waiting to get lit! Lighting is a very important part of film making. This lighting will help the students’ scripts shine on film. Without proper lighting, the actors will be dark and dingy. Lighting brings that professional look that makes students glow when their films are viewed. Additionally, I’m working on getting a green screen to help bring the students’ visions to life. Without the proper lighting, the green screen effect doesn’t work properly. Lighting will transport the students to lands far away, and make their inner stories come to life. Students will be able to take tales from history and write themselves into the story as Alexander Hamilton or Harriet Tubman. As they study science, students will be able to write scripts that take them on journeys through the body or out into the solar system.
By giving my students the proper lighting, you’ll be setting their minds free to tell their own stories, and give them the ability to rewrite themselves into history and science.
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