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SHORT AND SWEET Using Short Films in ELT SEETA Webinar, 29th March, 2016

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SHORT AND SWEET

Using Short Films in ELTSEETA Webinar, 29th March, 2016

OBJECTIVE OF THE SESSIONTo show why short films are an excellent resourse and how they can be used critically and creatively in the language classroom and beyond.

1.The renaissance of the short film.

2.The benefits of using short films.

3.Activities designed around short films.

4. Learner-generated moving images

5. Quality short films.

OVERVIEW

THE RENAISSANCE OF THE SHORT FILM

1.View several times2.Different activity each time3.Greater dramatic impact4.A whole narrative 5.Prompts for oral and written

communication

Advantages of short films

Practical lesson ideas inspired by short films

Narratives

• The Adventures of a Cardboard Box

• The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

• I Forgot My Phone• Inseparable• The Man Who Planted Trees• The Black Button• Post-it Love

Silent Films

Paperman

Papermanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R99JXucNFccPaperman

Students write an alternative ending.

Mixtape

Mixtapehttps://vimeo.com/13617792

Write a sequel

The Reader

a bookshopa reading classa librarya gold stara proud fathera proud son

The Readerhttps://vimeo.com/116523608

Write a prequel

Lost Property

Lost PropertyShow the trailer and predict the storyhttps://vimeo.com/92017358

Lost Propertyhttps://vimeo.com/146226360

The Present

The PresentPause, describe acharacter, and

predict rest of the story.

https://vimeo.com/152985022

The Mirror

The Mirrorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FQL6D_GDk8

London

Londonhttps://vimeo.com/81368735

Learner-generated moving

images

Filmmaking is a positive and creative solution to integrating students’ digital life outside the classroom with what can happen inside the classroom and that through collaboration, they can actually create something greater.

‘We must teach communication comprehensively in all its forms … We live and work in a visually sophisticated world, so we must be sophisticated in using all the forms of communication, not just the written word.’

George Lucas

‘We need filmmaking in our classrooms, not to graduate filmmakers, but to graduate problem solvers, critical thinkers and passionate people who can work with others to make that which does not yet exist, real.’

Nikos Theodosakis

‘The ability to capture diverse images, text and sounds and make educated decisions regarding the best way to combine them into a coherent and meaningful product makes digital filmmaking an appropriate tool for creative language learning.’

Seemita Mohanty

“Today everybody’s a film-maker.”

Wim Wenders

The Beauty of a Secondhttps://vimeo.com/31604545

The Beauty of a Secondhttps://vimeo.com/32071937

Film chronicles enable the learners to connect the language of the classroom with the outside world and their own personal interests.

Community

Family

School

Classroom

These film chronicles aim to develop the learners’ abilities in the following areas:• Reading and writing skills• Speaking skills• Paralinguistic skills• Presentation skills• Research skills• Visualisation skills• Problem solving skills• Critical thinking skills• Planning and coordinating skills• Creativity• Self-confidence

Students either individually or in their pairs or groups:• explore and develop an original idea.• prepare their own scripts.• rehearse and perform their scripts.• direct and edit their films.

The teacher plays a number of roles: • Helping students write their

scripts, and making sure these are understandable.

• Ensuring their subtitles and captions are understandable.

• Advising them on their pronunciation, when they are rehearsing their scripts.

• Advising them on paralinguistic features, such as body language, gestures and facial expressions.• Giving feedback on their

language errors.• Evaluating their performance

in the creative process of making a film, and their final products – their films!

My Schoolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fAu3siCPwo

My Family

My Community

Finding quality short films online

Online resources students can use to create and tell their own stories.

[email protected]

http:// kierandonaghy.com

http://film-english.com