Students love our scrappy stop motion films! Activities include a variety of group and individual projects such as :
* Comparative literature (comparing oral, written, and film versions of the story)
* Creative response -- writing or filming my own version of the story
* Analyzing the written, oral, and film texts
* Role play and interviewing characters from the story
* Social emotional themes
* Exploring other subjects related to the film.
Includes other resource links and a download links for the films.
Five lessons for all five films!
After teaching Speech and Drama at community colleges for many years I started teaching adults in corporate settings. I became certified to teach emotional intelligence (my work in drama prepared me for this). When not teaching, I continued to make short films, mostly comedies. My films reflect my heart as an educator and always focus on social-emotional themes.
In my college and workplace teaching, I am always striving for maximum audience interaction. My films offer levels of meaning for students to explore.
My filmmaking style has been influenced by my very meager budget. I work alone and handle all the costuming, set design, filming, and editing. To save money I create humble set pieces and often provide head transplants to bring new doll faces into my films. My audiences appreciate my scrappy visual aesthetic. My films aren't perfect, which means students may be influenced to make films of their own!
These 52 cards are perfect for individual or group reflections on emotional intelligence. Includes activities and journal prompts. Suitable for staff or students 6th grade and up.
The season 1 link above also has several trailers of other films in my fairy tale series.