Adaptations

Silver level

Published on 1/5/2012

Learning objectives

  • Public performance
  • Narrative structure
  • Digital Technologies
Created for

Ages 14 - 18

Subject

Art / Design

Digital/Media Literacy

Language arts and literacy

Music

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

Required hardware

PC

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Learning activity details

Students adapted eleven short stories written by classic and contemporary authors into 5 minute films. The films screened were completely silent; all sound came from the students’ performances of original live scores, Foley sound effect work and turntable mixes.

In groups of 4-5 members, students were asked to direct, edit, tape and design films that delivered audiences a truly cinematic experience. Once the silent films were shot and completed, student groups were then asked to develop into a live sound design and music performance group. Their goal was to bring their stories to life through strategic audio choices. For many students, the equipment, software and media approaches were brand new to their learning experiences.

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