M.A.Y. Film Workshop
The film workshop begins with an overview on how to make a film. A professional film director or producer then explains the steps for pre-production, shooting, and post-production. Next, a comparison of two different South Asian films provides an opportunity to discuss the different results a filmmaker can achieve, and why, and the different themes most often explored in South Asian cinematography. Students are then encouraged to volunteer to re-enact three or four major scenes from one of the films, followed by constructive feedback about the students’ creative choices. The end of the workshop is an opportunity for students to ask any other questions about filmmaking that were not previously addressed.
Appropriate for Grade 8 and above.
Curriculum Connections: Art, Social Sciences/Humanities, English/Language Arts, Canadian and World Studies