ERIC Number: ED241009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Filmmaking with Kids.
Gaffney, Maureen, Ed.
Young Viewers Magazine, v5 n4 Fall 1982
Designed for media specialists and educators, this issue includes three articles which provide practical information for those who want to try making films with adolescents and children. The first article discusses cel animation techniques and explores applications of this type of filmmaking to the regular curriculum. The article touches on the filmmaking settings; potential problems; handy supplies; handling frustration; and avoiding equipment, artwork, and filming process disasters. The second article details the process of tracing paper/line animation--a technique found to be successful in workshops with rural Vermont children. Emphasis is on children's imagination and perseverance rather than drawing skills. The final section reports on liveaction filmmaking workshops with children and teenagers in an urban youth center, a hospital spinal injury unit, and at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (New York). In this article, filmmaking is seen as an alternative to traditional art activities and as a way in which youngsters can acquire necessary technical skills. The issue concludes with a filmography listing of over 50 animation films. (LH)
Descriptors: Animation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Film Production, Filmographies, Films, Instructional Films, Learning Activities, Production Techniques
Media Center for Children, Inc., 3 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001 (write for price; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Media Education; PF Project