Teaching Workshops & Field Activities

During the teaching workshops on Saturday, we will explore:

  • How storytelling occurs in ours classes.
  • How we can enrich our teaching through our stories.
  • What assignments help infuse stories into our classrooms.
  • What tools and technologies exist to support storytelling.

Saturday, 6/1, 3:00 - 4:30pm: Teaching Workshops

What is Learning for? Using the Threshold Concepts Framework to Examine Student Reflection on the Process and Value of Learning

Ciccone, Tony, French, CIPD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

In this workshop, we will examine how metacognitive strategies such as reflection can help us understand how students perceive the process of learning and how they may come to ascribe purpose and value to it. The Threshold Concepts framework will serve as an organizing principle for describing this learning trajectory. Participants will be asked to reflect on their current strategies for eliciting this information, suggest other possibilities, and examine ways to make sense of the "stories" they gather.

Storytelling: Collaboration and Constraints

Klein, Tom, Animation, Loyola Marymount University

The increasing prevalence of animated visual effects in feature film production is blurring the distinctions between practices that once were quite distinct and separate between animation and live-action narratives. Animation in many ways is more resilient and benefits from the deliberation of an extended pre-production story development process. Such a process provides important lessons for our teaching. This workshop will consider how the inherent limits of technology and how the nature of collaboration provides creative opportunities for constraint-based pedagogy to inform the teaching of animation, filmmaking, and other creative fields.

Storytelling Round Table

Details TBA during IISSAM. If you have interesting storytelling class material - do bring it along.

Saturday, 6/1, 4:45 - 6:00pm

Explore film making hands-on with mini demonstrations and immersions in the studios of LMU's School of Film and Television.

Foley/Post Production Sound Workshop

Foley is the reproduction of natural sound effects that enhance the quality of audio for film. Learn how to build the sound for a scene. Participants will actively take part in recreating the sounds of footsteps, hard effects, ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement), and more.

Film Production 101

Lights! Camera! Action!... literally. Learn the basics of a film set- who does what, what does what, and how to do all of these things. We will be shooting a scene on stage. Participants will get a brief introduction to the key positions on a film set, learn the way a film set functions, act in a scene, help operate camera, and more.

Television Production 101

Learn the basics of a three camera shoot for a TV show, the use of switcher board, and green screens, and more.

Storytelling in Postproduction

How does a story come together? How do you narrow down hours of footage into a solid 15 minutes? Learn how a final documentary film comes to fruition.

Saturday, 6/1, 6:15 - 8:30pm: Dinner