In My Dreams

Posted January 25, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

In partnership with Aurora Picture Show’s Media Arts Instructors Felisa Prieto and Camilo Gonzalez, students at KIPP Academy created short films from poems written in their WITS program with writer Autumn Hayes. Aurora was brought in to collaborate on creating stop-motion animation films from these poems. Enjoy!

We Need Your Vote for SXSWedu!

Posted October 4, 2012 & filed under Notebook.

Vote for Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Aurora Picture Show to present our Moving Story Project program at the 2013 SXSWedu conference-the deadline is tomorrow! VOTE and SHARE here.

Moving Story Project was created to give students the opportunity to combine the arts of creative writing and film making (stop motion animation). Students leave the program with ways to talk and think about both art forms – creative writing and film making – analytically and deeply. Here is a past project:

Questions Answered

  1. How can arts education raise the level of learning and prepare students for the 21st Century?
  2. How does media literacy improve writing skills, and how do improved writing skills influence the creation of the moving image?
  3. How can the integration of arts education into a language arts curriculum operating in a standards-based world improve student performance on standardized tests, efficacy in other disciplines, and student attendance/retention?

Scholarship Op: Aurora Picture Show Film Boot Camp

Posted May 10, 2011 & filed under Notebook.

Attention aspiring young filmmakers, directors, and screenwriters. Classes are sold out for the Aurora Picture Show Summer Filmmaking Boot camp for kids and teens, but there is still time to apply for a scholarship. Our partners at Aurora have reserved two spaces for students demonstrating financial need. For general information about this summer camp including dates and locations, click here.

What: Aurora Summer Filmmaking Bootcamp Scholarship Application.

Deadline: May 15, 2011. Parents will be notified by June 1st.