Students entering 6th – 8th grade will explore transmedia production and related fields, including videography, photography, editing, audio production and game design. They will learn the hardware and software needed to design, produce and implement an interactive game with web-based components that will combine movie making, visual arts, editing and sound design.
This includes an introduction to transmedia production (how to tell a story across multiple media platforms); digital storytelling (how different media can be used to graft different narratives); videography, audio and sound design; photography; editing and the how to design interactive games that use the same NFC (near field communications) technology used in popular toys like Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, Skylanders and Nintendo Amiibo.
They will use immersive hands-on exercises that mirror the opportunities that exist in companies like Disney, Warner Brothers and NBC/Universal. They will also learn about the various opportunities within the entertainment industry and explore how the interconnectivity of media fields through technology has created a landscape with promising job prospects and ample educational opportunities.
They will also have the opportunity to use their production skills to help support healthy media habits and internet safety to their peers.