REEL 2 REAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH, VANCOUVER, CANADA
 

 

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ANIMATE IT! VANCOUVER STORIES
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A Day-long Workshop in Film Animation

(Grades 4+) Create a short historical film in a full day workshop with animators from the National Film Board.

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP
Students use cut out animation to tell the story of the great Vancouver fire of 1886. They work cooperatively to storyboard the film's plot, create their characters, and animate them, using a computer -operated camera, then add dialogue and sound effects. At the end of the day the class will have a finished product to take back to school.

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LEVEL TWO WORKSHOP: VANCOUVER STORIES
This daylong workshop is offered to teachers who have attended the Introductory Workshop. Students will research, storyboard, and produce a short animated film about an historical event of their choice.

$15 per student + GST – includes all programming supplies

The workshop is from 9:30 am-2:30 pm at the Vancouver Museum in Vanier Park.

WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING:
“Excellent – bringing history to life with names and stories – an enjoyable enriching program.”

Why Animate Local History?

This day-long workshop encourages students to identify what they value about their heritage and their city. They become detectives, guided through the Vancouver Museum exhibits with an objective: to look for clues to the past in order to bring their own Vancouver story to life through animation.

Curriculum Links

This project has several links to the school curriculum, helping students to develop skills in such areas as teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Activities include a museum visit, interviewing, storyboarding, and animation. Students develop skills in math, time management, storytelling, and historical research. Learning how to do animation integrates all areas of the curriculum, enabling students to apply their multiple intelligences to a project-based learning experience.

Celebrating Vancouver's Diversity

What better place to get inspired than the Vancouver Museum galleries! Find out what baskets woven from cedar trees tell about the lives of First Nations people. See what houses looked like in the early 1900s, what children wore, and what games they played. Browse through old newspapers, or board the car of a steam train. Look in suitcases that contain objects brought from far away lands to learn the stories of families who had to travel long distances to find a new home in Vancouver.

TO BOOK:

Phone: 604-730-5302
Fax: 604-736-5417
Email: register@vanmuseum.bc.ca

This program is a partnership of the Reel 2 real International Film Festival for Youth, the Vancouver Museum, and the National Film Board of Canada.

         

Sponsored by: THE VANCOUVER FOUNDATION

FEB 28-MAR 9, 2006

Vancouver, Canada

Two venues :

TC
Tinseltown Cinemas
88 W Pender St

RH
Roundhouse Community Centre
on Pacific Blvd
at Davie St

Information Hotline:
604-224-6162

info(at)r2rfestival.org