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Art Education

After School Program: Learning Film

January 16, 2013

Students at the Lab School in Chelsea are learning to make movies. Beginning in November 2012, a dozen middle school students here have learned about the details of filmmaking, with a focus on sound effects, camera angles and editing. And now they’re ready to take a shot at making their own films.


Their films are to be two minutes in length and must include the following elements: a pen as a prop, a school yard as a setting, “You’re lying” as a line of dialogue and daydreaming as a theme. The students worked on their storyboards, scripts and shot schedules this week.


One group will try implement Claymation in their project while the other group will take a more traditional approach. Filming begins next week. Now the real work begins!