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Extend the learning (and fun!) with these resources about FILM/VIDEO MAKING from PBS LearningMedia!

And, be sure to join us on February 24 @ 11am & 3:30pm CST as we explore ART. Visit KLRN's website for more information about our ARTS series.

Grades K-2
Showbiz Safari 
Lights! Camera! Action! Our movie director needs your help! Help Walrus pick actors based on the traits that best fit the movie role. Which furry mammal will get the most wanted role in the blockbuster film Paws? Which water loving actor will get the leading role in Swimmin’ in the Rain? The director needs your help to find out!

Grades 3-5
Animated Filmmaker Kirsten Lepore
Kirsten Lepore is an artist and filmmaker who works with different animation techniques, including stop-motion animation and claymation. With these videos, learn more about the intentions behind her food-focused film, the unusual materials she works with to create her projects, and why she loves the laborious process of stop-motion animation. Lepore also demonstrates the basics of shooting a stop-motion animation film.

Filmmaking on a Budget | Cyberchase 
tudents explore how to budget money as they practice column addition. In the Cyberchase video segments, Shari Spotter and the CyberSquad make a movie in four days. They realize after the first day that they must plan carefully to spend no more than their budget will allow. Each day they must make adjustments. Students are also asked to create budgets that meet particular totals.

Grades 6-8
In Congo, Filmmaking Allows Young People to Dream | Daily News Story  
Hear why building a cinema will help youth in Congo see a better future with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from October 13, 2015.

The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics | Off Book 
Animation has been captivating audiences for more than a hundred years. From classic forms like hand drawn and stop-motion, to cutting-edge techniques like motion graphics and CGI, animation has a long history of creating style and poetry unachievable through live action filmmaking. It is a tool for educating, a place for experimentation and play, and a way of telling personal stories. This Off Book video provides a fascinating look into this art form.

Grades 9-12
Recounting America's Greatest Stories: A Conversation With Ken Burns | Webinar 
Master storyteller and filmmaker, Ken Burns, has created works that have explored the people, places and events that have shaped America's complicated history. But what makes for a great story and how can we ensure that these stories have relevance in decades to come? During this hour, Mr. Burns shares an inside look at how he captured the significance of the American Civil War through filmmaking and storytelling. Students will learn about the events that led to the Civil War and gain insight into how similar factors lead to current conflicts throughout the world. Uncover the lessons that can be learned from history as PBS LearningMedia and Ken Burns commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of THE CIVIL WAR.

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