NOTE: DAILY ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. For the past six years, the Righteous Conversations Project has connected teens and Holocaust Survivors for meaningful intergenerational dialogue and collaborative new media projects. During The Righteous Conversations Digital Storytelling Workshop, students will take one survivor’s story and bring it to life through live interview, experimental animation and sound design. In doing so, students are introduced to powerful tools that carry forward the narrative of Holocaust Survivors in our community. Previous films have gone on to screen in numerous film festivals and win many awards.
***For all levels. Previous film experience is not necessary. In addition to animation, students learn interview techniques, camera and microphone setups, and studio lighting techniques. This unique workshop is particularly suitable for those who have an interest in animation, visual art and digital storytelling and those who have already taken a workshop through the Righteous Conversations Project.
Teaching Staff: Artistic Director of the Righteous Conversations Project, Cheri Gaulke, has mentored hundreds of successful video/film projects at Harvard-Westlake in her roles as Video Art Teacher and Director of the Summer Film Program. Professional animation mentors and teaching artists will lead film production and guide students in learning film and animation techniques. Samara Hutman, Director of The Righteous Conversations Project, will facilitate dialogue, reflection and creative collaboration with Survivor elders.
On the first Thursday of the workshop (June 15th), class will meet for an introductory dinner from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
Dates: June 15, 4:00-7:00 pm, June 16, 19-23, 26-30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm