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1 Lesson Plan Lumiere Reel
This lesson demonstrates how to create a Lumiere reel and introduces students to different types of lenses and shots.
2 Lesson Plan Tie-Dyed Films
This lesson allows students to express their creativity through dying film.
3 Lesson Plan Toilet Paper Icebreaker
This lesson is an icebreaker activity that allows students to get to know their classmates better.
4 Lesson Plan Cutout Animation
This lesson demonstrates how to use the cutout animation technique. Students are asked to create cutout animation using collage materials and to tell a story.
5 Lesson Plan Flipbooks/Animation Basics
This lesson demonstrates the basics of animation through the creation of flipbooks, both handmade and electronic.
6 Lesson Plan Group Documentary Project
In this lesson, Students work in groups to create a short documentary. Each student in the group is given the opportunity to work on a different aspect of the filmmaking process.
7 Lesson Plan Media Literacy PT. II Examples of Media literacy concepts in past Venice Arts student projects
Educators can use this resource to seek examples of student rendered projects that have successfully achieved Media Literacy Concepts.
8 Teaching Activity Intro Camera-Less Animation
This activity allows students to create layered meaning in a piece of work through the discussion of other artists' work. Students are introduced to the concepts through drawing, scratching, or painting on film.
9 Teaching Activity Getting to Know You through Writing
This activity allows students to develop their writing skills through communication without speaking. It also allows students to learn more about their peers through writing.
10 Teaching Activity Pitch Your Film
This activity prepares students for a possible class project and allows students to practice idea development and using their imagination.
11 Teaching Activity Favorite Scene Remake
This activity allows students to look at their favorite scenes from a movie or TV show and allows them to recreate the scene. Students develop their ideas using storyboards and execute their plans through making a short.
12 Teaching Activity Photobooth Animation
This activity teaches students various types of animation and allows them to create their own animations using themselves or other objects.
13 Teaching Activity Pixilation
This activity allows students to create pixilation projects in groups.
14 Teaching Activity Clay Animation
This activity allows students to create Clay Animation using iStopMotion or FrameThief.
15 Teaching Activity Person, Place, and Thing Freewrite
This activity allows students to write creative stories using limited information as the basis of the story.
16 Teaching Activity Freewrite/Powerpoint Storytelling
In this activity, Students are asked to tell stories both in writing and visually using a PowerPoint presentation.
17 Teaching Activity Intro to Interviewing
This activity introduces students to interviewing strategies using a Flip Camera. In addition, students learn to use different shots while filming.
18 Teaching Activity What I've Always Wanted To Know About You
This activity is a good team building/ice breaker exercise when you have a large group and not a lot of time. While it does not directly teach or reinforce knowledge or skills related to art making—there are many activities on this site that do that—it is a great, active way to engage people and is fun to do.
19 Teaching Activity Creating a Sensory Portrait: An Observation Exercise
This exercise accomplishes two things: it is a great warm-up exercise to introduce a group of people to one another in a fun and different way; and it helps students to understand how we use a range of sensory cues—primarily visual, but others, as well—to decode and understand a situation, person, or place.
20 Teaching Activity Practicing Interviews
An exercise to prepare students for in-the-field interviewing.
21 Teaching Activity Learning Cinematic Language
A shooting exercise to develop skills in narrative filmmaking
22 Teaching Activity Filming a Conversation
An exercise for students to learn about shot composition for a scene of dialogue
23 Teaching Activity Visual/Aural Scavenger Hunt for Documentary
24 Teaching Resource Understanding framerate
This is a description of framerate and how it can be utilized to manipulate film and video.
25 Teaching Resource Eugene talks about storytelling
This is a short video clip on artist-mentor, Eugene Ahn, talking about the central importance of storytelling in making documentary work.
26 Teaching Resource Make a still image from your movie project
This is a tutorial about how to export still images from Final Cut Pro.
27 Teaching Resource Converting .avi movie files to .mov
How to convert .avi to .mov and how to upload it to BeyondMyspace.
28 Teaching Resource Creating Slideshow in iMovie 09 (or adding/editing images and soundtracks to iMovie project)
This provides basic instructions for creating slideshows using iMovie 09.
29 Teaching Resource WYS web movie card builder for standard format 640x480 movies
This is a template to build the web movie card for movies shot in standard VGA video and are being prepared for web presentation as a 640 x 480 pixel movie.
30 Teaching Resource Basic tips for preparing web movies
Steps to resize and compress movies to prepare them for the web.
31 Teaching Resource Posting FLIP Video to
This is a quick tutorial on how to post FLIP videos on
32 Teaching Resource Cheat Sheet:
The California Visual & Performing Arts Standards

This provides an overview of the five, core Visual Art Standards and describes their relationship to Venice Arts' curriculum in easy-to-understand language.
33 Teaching Resource Activity & Lesson Plan Summary Sheet
This is the template that Venice Arts' Teaching Artists should be using to capture details about great teaching activities, lesson plans, or resources. Once complete, they can be emailed to Venice Arts Media Assistant for entry into the website.
34 Teaching Resource Recording sound for film
Discussion on the various approaches to recording sound for a film project
35 Teaching Resource Core Curriculum
Our core curriculum is built upon the five learning pillars shown in this teaching resource.
36 Teaching Resource Overview of Structure and Staffing
In this resource, we go over staffing a mentoring program. In order to achieve our goal of at least one artist for every three youth, we engage professional artists as Volunteer artist-mentors.
37 Teaching Resource Venice Arts Curricular Guide
The Venice Arts Curricular Guide presents a model of linked mentoring and education. This is the downloadable print version of the online version available at Written by Lynn Warshafsky.
38 Teaching Resource Media LIteracy PT. I Music Videos
What is Media Literacy? Media Literacy stresses the importance of being an active viewer, one who questions industry norms and standards, deconstructs imagery, and decodes embedded messages in mainstream media content.

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