In the Manual Cinema Project students made Cinematic Shadow Plays that use old-fashioned overhead projectors to tell stories about local historical landmarks that students researched for another project earlier in the year.
The inspiration for this project is rooted in the collaborative methods developed by the Chicago-based performance collective called Manual Cinema.
Key Academic skills & Content:
- Collaborative creation and refinement
- Original research into local history
- Plot and character archetypes
- Paper cutting
- Video Editing
Final product: Short films of cinematic shadow plays
Suggested duration: 5-6 weeks
This project was created with the generous support of the Avalon Foundation.