We aim to transform the way students interact with the visual/media arts. More than ever before, students need to understand visual literacy techniques. Our organization is focused on this need and committed to offering a variety of opportunities for students to transition from passive to active viewers in order to get the most out of any visual experience.
Digital literacy is a vital skill for every student. Students are more engaged than ever before with digital content. Unfortunately many lack the basic skills they need to successfully process, navigate and contribute to the digital world. Although we are immersed in visual language, few of us stop to consider exactly how it works or how we might master it. We need to learn to identify, read, and understand images – to become literate in visual language – in order to communicate successfully in our increasingly image-saturated culture.
Through our traveling Roadshow students will encounter hyper-relevant topics and themes, explore and analyze cinematic techniques, and engage their higher-level thinking skills to connect the visual and literary elements.
Our film screenings are designed to promote the power of motion pictures and the unique and compelling educational opportunities they present. Throughout the program, students will encounter hyper-relevant topics and themes, explore and analyze cinematic techniques, and engage their higher-level thinking skills to connect the visual and literary elements.
Our films come from students all over the world. The students are as diverse as the content they create and each film provides ample inspiration for stimulating discussion.
Simply put: our program will restore your faith in the powerful voices of the next generation and invite you to experience their unique perspectives on life, love, culture, and coming of age in an ever-changing world.
We will prepare a 90-minute screening program utilizing peer-created content from our library of over 3,000 student films.
Throughout the screening we will elicit student commentary on specific topics presented by the films. Topics will include (but are certainly not limited to): Direction; Screenwriting; Cinematography; Shots and Angles; Sound and Score; Editing; Pacing; After Effects; Production; Theme; Conflict; Setting; Character; Symbols; Dialogue; Figurative Language; Flashback; etc.
In addition to these topics, our commentary will also promote: Filmmaking: an immersive education; The importance of a positive work ethic; using media to create social change; phases of production; and from hometown to Hollywood.
Below is just a small sample of what our library of over 3,000 student films has to offer. Visit our Youtube page for more examples.
Want us at your school? Fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have any questions about our Roadshow program please contact Tom@aahsff.com.