Unforgettable: Capturing School History Through Documentary Filmmaking

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The slides from Hamilton High School teacher Kevin Weed's presentation at the 2011 MACUL conference in Detroit, Mich.

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Unforgettable: Capturing School History Through Documentary Filmmaking

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  2. 2. • Storytelling
  3. 3. • Storytelling• Teamwork
  4. 4. • Storytelling• Teamwork• Providing a link to the past
  5. 5. • Storytelling• Teamwork• Providing a link to the past• Fundraising to sustain a program
  6. 6. • Storytelling• Teamwork• Providing a link to the past• Fundraising to sustain a program• Long term projects
  7. 7. • Specific technology
  8. 8. • Specific technology• Linking to content standards
  9. 9. • Specific technology• Linking to content standards• Short term projects
  10. 10. • Step one: Finding your story
  11. 11. Step one: Finding your story  Past teams, clubs, activities
  12. 12. Step one: Finding your story  Past teams, clubs, activities Transformative events  
  13. 13. Step one: Finding your story  Past teams, clubs, activities Transformative events   Bygone eras to recapture  
  14. 14. Step Two: Assembling your team
  15. 15. Step Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders
  16. 16. Classroom storytellerStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders
  17. 17. Classroom Technology storyteller guruStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders
  18. 18. Classroom Technology Task storyteller guru masterStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders
  19. 19. Step Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students  
  20. 20. Slacker ChrisStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students  
  21. 21. Slacker big boy Chris ZachStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students  
  22. 22. Slacker big boy scientific Chris Zach DevinStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students  
  23. 23. Slacker big boy scientific camera shy Chris Zach Devin AndrewStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students  
  24. 24. Slacker big boy scientific camera shy All-pro Chris Zach Devin Andrew CodyStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students  
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  26. 26. Step Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students   Community members  
  27. 27. HistorianStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students   Community members  
  28. 28. Historian ReporterStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students   Community members  
  29. 29. Historian Reporter TeacherStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students   Community members  
  30. 30. Historian Reporter Teacher PrincipalStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders Students   Community members  
  31. 31. Historian Reporter Teacher PrincipalStep Two: Assembling your team  Staff leaders The Team   Students   Community members
  32. 32. Step Three: Collecting your assets - DOs
  33. 33. Step Three: Collecting your assets  Do interviews
  34. 34. Step Three: Collecting your assets  Do interviews – BE PREPARED through research; and then listen well for new nuggets of information
  35. 35. Step Three: Collecting your assets  Interviews Search through yearbooks, newspaper &   scrapbook clippings
  36. 36. Step Three: Collecting your assets  Interviews Yearbook, newspaper & scrapbook clippings   Find video & audio of event - COPYRIGHT  
  37. 37. Be careful: Test cameras, microphones (if app), etc  
  38. 38. Be careful: Test cameras, microphones (if app), etc   Be aware of ambient noise  
  39. 39. Be careful: Test cameras, microphones (if app), etc   Be aware of ambient noise   Consider lighting – keep subject well lit  
  40. 40. Be careful: Test cameras, microphones (if app), etc   Be aware of ambient noise   Consider lighting – keep subject well lit.   Fact check old memories  
  41. 41. Step Four: Sifting through the mess
  42. 42. Step Four: Sifting through the mess  Logging tape
  43. 43. Step Four: Sifting through the mess  Logging tape Yearbook, newspaper & scrapbook clippings  
  44. 44. Step Four: Sifting through the mess  Logging tape Yearbook, newspaper & scrapbook clippings   Video & audio of event - COPYRIGHT  
  45. 45. Step Five: Decision time in the edit booth
  46. 46. Step Five: Decision time in the edit booth  Storytelling time
  47. 47. Step Five: Decision time in the edit booth  Storytelling time Simple vs. elaborate  
  48. 48. Step Five: Decision time in the edit booth  Storytelling time Simple vs. elaborate   Mac vs. PC  
  49. 49. Step Six: Bringing in an audience
  50. 50. Step Six: Bringing in an audience  Connect with current & historical population
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  52. 52. Step Six: Bringing in an audience  Connect with current & historical population Gauge venue needs & costs via budget  
  53. 53. Step Six: Bringing in an audience  Connect with current & historical population Gauge venue needs & costs via budget   Premiere film  
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  55. 55. Need help or want to bounce ideas off us – email and we will get back to you
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