As technology becomes ever more accessible, filmmaking has changed from a fringe arts skill into an everyday communications skill – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, documenting school projects, making video presentations. The technology is there in our pockets.
Filmmaking is here as a new skill of the 21st century – but how do we teach it?
Nextwave Online: Making film education simple
The Coffs Coast’s Screenwave International Film Festival has launched a new national service for teachers to bring film education into the classroom – no experience required.
Nextwave Online is designed to be taught in a classroom environment by teachers, with 10x 25-minute modules available for 2021 on the dedicated Learning Management System portal. The program can also be taught 100% remotely in a COVID-safe environment.
Teachers are supported to deliver the 10-module program to their students over a school term, with each episode including a dedicated teachers’ companion guide, activity sheets for students, additional resources, and a dedicated monthly support e-newsletter for teachers.
Every teacher and student has individual access, with a class management tool available for teachers to track their students progress. The program has been developed over six years across 250 in-person workshops, educating 5000+ students.
Watch the video for an example of what is taught in the 10-module program.
Nextwave Online snapshot
• Teaches comprehensive filmmaking instruction, delivered remotely & COVID-safe
• Educates students with no film experience up to an independent learning level
• Suitable for students aged 10-25
• Every teacher and student receives an individual login (plus class management tool for teachers)
• Season 1 is now available, including 3+ hours of fun and educational learning across 10 modules
• Episodes include teacher companion guides, practical activities, student worksheets, and extra resources
• Includes access to full streaming back catalogue of Nextwave’s previous winning short films
• Dedicated teachers’ monthly e-newsletter and support service
• Can be integrated into course curriculum (EG. Arts, digital media, photography, English)