Twelfth-grade students at High Tech High in San Diego, California presented silent film productions with live sound performances at the Sushi Performance Art Center in downtown San Diego.
Each student group adapted a short story (by classic and contemporary authors) into a 5-minute film. The films screened were completely silent; all live sound came from the students’ performances of original scores, Foley work, and turntable mixes.
In groups of 4-5 members, students were asked to direct, edit, tape and design films that delivered audiences a truly cinematic experience. Once the silent films were shot and completed, student groups were then asked to develop a live sound design and music performance group. Their goal was to bring their stories to life through strategic audio choices. For many students, the equipment, software and media approaches were brand new to their learning experiences. The videos can be viewed here.
How This Project Can Be Useful
- Highlights students learning and using new production skills in both sound and film
- Excellent example of a multimedia project that shows how literature relates to film
- Demonstrates how new technologies can be used to integrate subject matter
Common Core State Standards
|Standard||Long Term Learning Target|