Storytelling with Images and Sounds

Using smartphones and iPads as a first step towards making films in primary school

In this course for primary and secondary school teachers and educators we will learn all the necessary skills and tools for telling stories with images and sounds by using smartphones and iPads. As we will see, for all of this not much is needed: no prior knowledge or particular technical skills!

Along the way we will get into the different approaches, concepts and teaching methods within the EU, compare them and put them into practice. In the center of most of these concepts of media education lies observation, sensitivity and the process of creation. Hence the focus of this kind of media education shifts from an analytical and receptive film pedagogy towards a pedagogy of the process of creation. The pedagogical support of this process can be understood as a “school of seeing and hearing”.

Now you might ask yourself: What exactly am I going to learn? Among other things you will

  • learn how to get the most out of your smartphone and iPad by using simple tools for making movies;
  • learn how to use Adobe Spark and Stop Motion Studio;
  • learn what it was like when the pictures learned to walk: thaumatrope, zoetrope, flip-book and friends;
  • learn what the language of film is all about and how to talk about films;
  • learn how to build narrative skills in your students and how to tell flexible personal stories;
  • learn how to create a simple animated film, animation film and photo film;
  • learn what it takes from preparation to shooting to make small documentaries;
  • learn to work with noises, sounds, tones and the human voice;
  • learn how to integrate the >camera as a pen< pedagogy into the curriculum.

​​​COURSE DATES

24.05-30.05.2021

22.11-28.11.2021

If you wanna join as a group (min. 2 participants) and the above mentioned timetable is not working for you, please feel free to suggest a more convenient one so we can set up an additional course! 

The course fee is 490€, the number of participants is limited to 2-6.

Course location: Rua da Guiné 22, 1170-173 Lisbon, Portugal

A detailed program is available on demand!