A unique, week-long, intensive film camp for teachers
Summer 2015 dates coming soon
Earn 30 CPDUs
"Professional-development opportunities like the one at Facets are raremany teachers who might like to incorporate film may not know where to start." Education Week
At Facets Summer Film Institute, you will...
- Engage with the media-based world of today's students to effectively achieve lesson plan objectives.
- Build a collection of media resources and strategies to inspire students with various learning modalities.
- Harness film's power to unite a multi-cultural class, encourage empathy, and create teachable moments.
- Watch, discuss, and enjoy classic and cutting-edge films while mastering Film Studies 101 in one exciting week.
It's a summer experience that will transform you (and your students) for a lifetime!
How It Works
Film scholars provide expert instruction on film aesthetics, film history, and film techniques, including:
- The Impact of Film Editing
Learn the language of film for Media Literacy.
- Lighting, Camera Angles, and Set Design
Impart how visual style interacts with story for Fine Arts.
- Narrative in Cinema
Treat film as a text, and compare and contrast to Literature.
- History of World Cinema
Put film in context, and use as a specialized source for History.
- Classic Hollywood Movies
Appreciate film as a cultural artifact for Social Science.
Each morning includes an introductory lecture supported by articles and handouts. Every afternoon, you'll watch a feature film, then apply and deepen your learning through discussion, activities, and worksheets you can adapt for use in your own classroom. Activities include editing exercises, visual associations, relating movies to literature, historical discourse, and analyzing a masterpiece.
When: Summer 2015 dates coming soon
Where: Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 (Free parking on Fullerton and neighboring side streets.)
Meals: Breakfast foods and coffee provided in the morning. One hour lunch break (lunch not included).
Credits: 30 CPDUs for the week.
Cost: $395; Facets Members: $350 (includes all handouts and materials). Many schools offer reimbursement for the fee. Ask your school about payment reimbursement options.
Application Details [PDF]
2014 Summer Program
ason Betke is currently an adjunct instructor at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches courses in digital cinema production, editing, and advanced post production. A veteran film teacher with over ten years experience, Jason is also an independent filmmaker and producer.
Michael NJ Wright graduated as a Cinematography Fellow from the American Film Institute. He is the founder of Wright Bros. Photoplay, where he's produced and photographed numerous award-winning features and shorts. He won an Emmy for his work on the Chicago Marathon and two Tellys for Little Green Men and Dog Jack. Wright teaches cinematography and directing at the Illinois Institute of Art.
Larry Knapp teaches film studies at Oakton Community College and is the author of Directed by Clint Eastwood. He is also the editor of Brian De Palma: Interviews, Ridley Scott: Interviews, David Fincher: Interviews, and the upcomingKevin Smith: Interviews. He holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies from Northwestern University.
Michael Smith received an MA in Film Production from Humboldt State University. His award-winning short film, The Catastrophe, is currently playing the festival circuit. He teaches film studies at several Chicago-land colleges and maintains the Chicago-centric film blog White City Cinema.
For more information, contact Summer Film Institute Coordinator Paul Gonter by phone at 773.281.9075, ext. 3043, or by email at email@example.com.