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Film Production in the Classroom: Enhance Education through Visual Storytelling and AI
Film Production in the Classroom: Enhance Education through Visual Storytelling and AI

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Aguahotels Riverside

Film Production in the Classroom: Enhance Education through Visual Storytelling and AI

During the workshop, participants will gain insight into all aspects of film production.

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06. Okt. 2024, 08:00 – 11. Okt. 2024, 22:00

Aguahotels Riverside, Quinta do Parchal, 8400-655 Portimão, Portugal

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Status: Seminar is CONFIRMED and open for further applications.

Film Production in the Classroom: Enhance Education through Visual Storytelling and AI

More information and seminar program as PDF

Unlock the potential of visual storytelling to revolutionize your teaching methods and create captivating learning experiences for your students!

In today's educational landscape, the power of visual media is undeniable. Film production, as a teaching tool, holds the key to engaging students in a dynamic and interactive way. This workshop is meticulously designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of film production, ensuring a well-rounded skill set to transform teaching.

The course will cover the following aspects:

Concept and Script: You will dive into the art of crafting compelling concepts and scripts, learning how to transform educational content into engaging narratives that captivate your students' attention.

Storytelling: Explore the principles of storytelling, understanding how to create narratives that resonate with your audience and convey complex topics effectively.

Framing / Camera Work: Master the fundamentals of framing and camera work to capture scenes that engage and convey your message clearly.

Tools: Discover a wide array of tools and apps at your disposal, with a focus on utilizing tablets and smartphones for a hassle-free production experience.

Sound & Editing: Learn the importance of sound in film and gain essential editing skills to create polished and professional-looking educational content.

Cutting: Explore the art of cutting, ensuring your film flows seamlessly and holds your students' attention from start to finish.

The "Explanatory Film": In addition to traditional educational content, delve into the world of explanatory films, a powerful tool for simplifying complex subjects and making them more accessible to learners.

Green Screen: Unleash your creativity with green screen technology, opening doors to immersive and imaginative educational content production.

Take this opportunity to modernize your teaching methods and  provide students with an innovative learning experience!

What you will learn:

The goal is to get to know the medium of film as a tool for teaching content through theory input and practical tasks. You will acquire the expertise to create cinematic teaching content, effectively conveying subject matter to your students in innovative ways. Additionally, you'll have the knowledge and skills to guide your students in producing their film projects on teaching topics.

Our primary objectives are:

Mastering the Fundamentals: Acquire a solid foundation in educational filmmaking, including the best practices, techniques, and approaches tailored to your subject and teaching style.

Practical Implementation: Discover a range of tools, apps, and equipment, from professional cameras to green screens. Additionally, learn how to produce educational films with minimal technical requirements, including DIY methods

The Algarve, our picturesque workshop location, provides you with a perfect stage and ample opportunities to realize your first film projects with your own mobile devices during practical tasks. Prerequisites for participation are an interest in film, basic knowledge of digital media, and a willingness to work in groups in a practice-oriented manner.

Throughout this seminar, participants will immerse themselves in the world of educational film production and explore its limitless possibilities in diverse cultural and educational contexts.

Benefits of Film Production in Education:

Visualizing Complex Concepts: Film enables educators to break down intricate ideas into digestible visual narratives, fostering a deeper understanding among students.

Efficiency and Resourcefulness: Once created, educational films become reusable assets, saving teachers time and resources while ensuring the longevity of educational materials.

Customization: Tailor your films to suit your students' unique needs. Add supplementary explanations, interactive elements, or assessments to accommodate diverse learning styles and paces.

Student Engagement: Involving students in the filmmaking process promotes active learning. They become creators and collaborators, enhancing their classroom participation.

Digital Literacy: Embracing film production introduces students to the world of multimedia, encouraging them to interact with and create content in a digital age.

Sample Applications of Educational Film Production:

Clarifying Complex Topics: Simplify challenging concepts in subjects like mathematics, science, or literature, making them more accessible to students.

Exam Preparation: Craft targeted educational films to help students prepare effectively for important exams, providing them with a valuable resource.

Self-Paced Learning: Empower students to control their learning pace by offering on-demand access to instructional videos.

Language Teaching: Use film to teach grammar, pronunciation, and cultural aspects in foreign language courses, enhancing language acquisition.

Historical and Social Studies: Bring history and social studies to life through engaging documentaries, reenactments, or animated videos.

Intercultural Projects: Foster cultural understanding through films that introduce students, schools, or countries. Use short videos to articulate the objectives of intercultural projects efficiently.

Incorporating educational film production into your curriculum not only enriches learning but also inspires students to actively participate in their education. It empowers them to develop essential skills while enjoying the educational journey, making it an invaluable addition to the modern education system.

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Individual consultations and an extensive accompanying and cultural program to culturally significant places in the Algarve complete the seminar week.

At the end of the event, you will receive an ERASMUS certificate confirming your participation in the seminar.

The seminar language is English, but the trainer speaks also German and is sensitive to any potential low level of participant’s English language skills.

The seminar lasts 48 hours and consists of theoretical and practical units, as well as a constant exchange of specialist knowledge. In addition to plenary sessions, discussions in small groups and joint workshops, individual working groups will develop and present their own media projects. You will also have plenty of free time outside of the seminar program to enjoy the benefits of the Algarve.

Become part of the europeanseminars experience!

As part of our concept, seminar participants are always accommodated together in a four-star hotel and can also exchange ideas outside the official program during meals and coffee breaks. Your physical well-being is taken care of with full catering with delicacies that are always of a local character. We also invite you to dine outside the hotel in an exclusive and typical way - a unique culinary experience.

We are deeply rooted in the Algarve and enable you to immerse yourself in the culture of Portugal by showing you our personal treasures of the region on two cultural excursions, taking you to our favorite places and bringing you into contact with the country and its people - intercultural understanding with a personal touch and lots of fun.

At the end, a certificate will attest to your participation.

The seminar will take place in a hotel in the district of Lagoa / Algarve in Portugal.

More information and seminar program as PDF

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Your trainer, Christoph Lindemann-Sieling is a communication designer and independent filmmaker. Studied Communication Design in Hamburg and Film Foundation Studies at the European Film College in Denmark. He first worked as a web and print designer before becoming an executive partner in film projects at the Moving Image Lab at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Since 2012 he has been an independent filmmaker and founder of the film production network Hausmarke.TV.  He has excellent knowledge in film, web publishing and animation. From 2016-2019 he was a lecturer for commercial production at the Hamburg Academy for Communication Design and since 2020 film lecturer at the Design Factory Hamburg.

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