Willow is excited to offer a special after school video documentary class from Wee Little Arts, open to the public! This after school program for middle school students (Grades 6-8) starts on November 28, 2018 and runs through March 6, 2019.
Students will study the forms, styles, and techniques of documentary filmmaking, such as Cinema Verite, Reality TV and Essay Form. They will learn and practice story structure, cinematography, and editing techniques to help them tell their stories effectively. Students will be using their iPhones or any smartphone camera to document and record what interests them in real life and will learn how to edit their videos using their computer or smartphones to express their ideas. These short documentary films will be the final project of the class!
This new class is a great addition to Willow’s middle school program. In Grade 8, students work on a year-long autobiographical project that asks them to reflect on where they are in their lives and present their story, along with what they envision for their future, in a short video documentary. Students reflect on what’s important to them, how they have changed over the years, and who has most impacted their development, all as they plan to move on to a new school and new chapter in their lives. Wee Little Arts’ video documentary class is a great learning opportunity for all of our students before they begin their capstone project, and it’s a fun opportunity for local middle schoolers interested in the medium, too!
Register on the Wee Little Arts website. Please register by November 20. Class is from 3:15pm-4:30pm at Willow, which is located at 1150 Pottersville Rd in Gladstone, NJ.
Find out more about other Community Programs open to the public here.