What if? is a short animation written and produced by Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy with support by EMC design. The video aims to encourage teachers and students to reflect on the increasingly important role of film-making in our educational system and schools. As the moving image is rapidly becoming the primary mode of communication all over the world, it is necessary for students not just to be able to ‘read’ the screen – to be able to analyse, interpret and discuss film texts – but also to ‘write’ the screen – to create their own films. When students create their own short films and videos they improve their language skills and communicative competence, as well as developing skills such as collaboration, decision-making and creativity, which are in demand in the modern-day workplace.
We call on all teachers and their students to make a short film, and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .The best film will win a copy of Kieran’s bestselling methodology book Film in Action.
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