√ Available In: Class, Lunch Clubs, After School Clubs, Before School Clubs
√ Available In: English and French
√ This course is designed to complement the existing school curriculum
New media is an evolving field of expertise that helps to make sense of the world around us and communicate it in digital, print and voice production. It uses storytelling, artistic expression, and thoughtful journalism to share ideas and sway opinion.
Extra Ed provides hands-on practice and an understanding of how new media impacts individuals and societies. TDSB says that “Media Arts provides students with the opportunity to reflect on the social, cultural, and historical contexts of media art, which enhances their understanding of the world in which they live.”
Extra Ed New Media programs are designed to introduce and advance both novice and experienced new media artists in the latest new media technologies, the newest applications of media arts and in the age-old principles of creating impactful, meaningful and exciting messages through media.
The Eyes of a Video Editor:
Learn how to use the latest video editing software to apply an exciting array of digital editing techniques, including keyframing, titling and compositing, in this hands-on program which starts from your very own videos as well as stock footage.
Level 1: Learn how to edit videos to your favourite music.
Level 2: Experiment with different editing techniques to make your videos fun and energetic.
Level 3: Learn how to use both simple and complex editing techniques to take your videos to the next level!
Level 1: Learn the principles of Hollywood-style editing and how to use it.
Level 2: Learn an exciting diverse range of editing techniques such as jump cuts, crossoves, cutaways and montages.
Level 3: Learn how to bring cinematography and editing together to make unforgettable videos for your friends and classmates!
Let’s go VIRAL! This course focuses on the design and production of graphic design marketing assets such as film posters/digital flyers configured for different contexts such as: Instagram carousel posts, and print-outs.
Level 1: Understanding how to use colour by learning to use the software Adobe Colour to make your designs stand out.
Level 2: Go viral by creating amazing social media posts using the latest graphic design software and layout design techniques.
Level 1: Understand the principles of layout, colour theory, and typography to tell the world about something exciting, like a birthday party or a concert!
Level 2: Stand out from the rest by learning to design your own social media post using the latest graphic design software.
Let’s Make a Podcast!:
An overview of the principles of sound design, including recording and editing, to create an amazingly addictive podcast everyone will love!
Level 1: How to start a fun podcast using the latest technology.
Level 2: How to add sound effects (SFX) and music in addition to your voice to make for great storytelling!
Grades 4-8 (ages 9-13)
Level 1: Understand how to best project your voice as well as record and edit your own creative stories using the latest technology.
Level 2: Learn professional podcasting standards that will wow your fans!
Real or Fake News?:
In this media literacy program, fun challenges and funny projects invite kids to learn and play with the ‘tricks of the trade’ in new media reporting. Once you know how fakes are made, you can’t be fooled!
Level 1: Understanding how untruths can be shown through words, pictures and videos, and how to find the truth.
Level 2: Looking at specific examples of fake news to see how we can tell something is being hidden from us. Create your own fake news story!
Level 1: Examining case studies and examples of online news articles to determine their credibility so you can realize that when the product is free (using Facebook), the real product is YOU!
Level 2: Understanding the capitalist interests behind clickbait articles and online content.
Legacy Stories Are Forever:
The production of a short documentary film that honours the voice and lived experience of a beloved family member with great, exciting stories to tell!
Level 1: how to shoot video of your interviews to make them impactful and exciting
Level 2: how to edit your interview videos to make a fun documentary
Level 1: best practices for shooting one and two camera setups of your interview subjects
Level 2: how to edit together interviews of one and two camera videos with b-roll, music and sound effects (SFX).
Class Graduation Video!:
The production of a class graduation video or video yearbook that celebrates the accomplishments of the year and to welcome in what’s to come.
Level 1: looking at different styles of graduation videos from dance videos, poetry to documentary style and where to start in shooting and editing them using the latest software. We will look at different styles of graduation videos from dance videos, poetry to documentary style.
Level 2: understanding and implementing the best practices of cinematography, camera movement and lighting to get the best shots.
Level 3: How to edit your video, add music/sound effects, and cool graphics and titles using the latest software technology.
The creation of a music video set to your favourite song!
Level 1: How to find a good song perfect for videos!
Level 2: How to find the best videos that use ‘movement’ to create excitement.
Level 1: How to incorporate songs into video-making and adding it to the latest video editing software.
Level 2: Understanding the visual language and pacing of professional music videos and how to implement your own style with hands-on training.
An introduction into shooting video with a drone, including flying a drone (limited to six students).
Level 1: an overview on the safety precautions and how a drone works, followed by a demo on how to get setup on your drone with a smartphone.
Level 2: hands-on practice flying a real-life camera-equipped drone, with a focus on taking off and landing Level 3: how to get the best shots for your videos when flying a real-life camera-equipped drone.
So You Wanna Be a Media Artist?:
An inspirational session on how to get your ideas out there by accessing arts council funding, social media, and community exhibitions. (one off, all ages)