Reel Works and Urban Arts Partnership have collaborated over the past year to fine-tune how we teach media to young people. We continue our work to develop a badging system that represents a unique way to frame educational competencies that students can easily take with them into the real world.
HIVE NYC PROJECT LEARNING LABOur goals are: to create an open system for all organizations to use to extend this system to middle and high schools to obtain and increase buy-in from the film, media, and
TV industry to use badges as indicators of work-readiness
WHAT IS BADGING?
Digital badges are a visual symbol of a competency -- they signal to others what you know and can do.
WHAT IS MEDIA BADGING?We have developed and implemented a new badge system for our introductory filmmaking workshops that consists of 6 learning modules that span the filmmaking sequence -- from Idea Formation to Exhibition.
KEY MODULES: Storytelling Camera Editing Sound Production Leadership
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM
Youth Badging Video
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THE DISPLAY SITE
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE BEHIND THE SCENESCurriculum
1. NYC Media Badges Overview2. Curriculum Map3. Storytelling exemplar
BADGE Idea Formation Pre-production Production Post-production ExhibitionSTORYTELLING Achievement #1
Develops storyAchievement #2
Constructs and delivers pitch
Achievement #3Drafts, revises, submits production-ready script
CAMERA Achievement #1Maintain the camera and accessories (e.g., lav mic, tripod, etc.)
Achievement #2(a) Demonstrate
knowledge of the camera features; (b) Operates
Achievement #3(a) Demonstrate knowledge of the different kinds of shot types and camera angles; (b)
Demonstrate coverage and footage quality
EDITING Achievement #1(a) Demonstrate knowledge of the editing softwares
application; (b) Demonstrate graphical interface literacy
Achievement #2Manage media effectively
Achievement #3Uses advanced editing techniques that demonstrate
intention, clarity, focus, restraint and artistry to construct a cohesive piece with a clear visual motif
SOUND Achievement #1(a) Articulate or enhance an idea through sound; (b)
Partner images with sound
Achievement #3(a) Manage equipment; (b)
Effective microphone placement; (c) Record sound effectively; (d) Manage levels appropriately in
Achievement #4(a) Manage levels appropriately
in post-production; (b) Operate software
PRODUCTION Achievement #1(a) Conceives movie; (b) Plans movies
Achievement #2(a) Assembles resources; (b)
Utilizes resources; (c) Executes production plan
Achievement #3(a) Can problem-solve on the fly; (b) Completes
Participates in community events, groups, and screeningsAchievement #4
Presents; Interacts with community members, audience, and general public in an open and professional manner
Achievement #3Encourages and supports colleagues to complete projects
Achievement #2Is accountable to personal and group values/tasks/goals
MODULE/ BADGE DESCRIPTIONThis person can...
ACHIEVEMENTS & CRITERIA PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT RESOURCES/EXEMPLARS
STORYTELLING Develop an original story idea, present that idea in a coherent and compelling manner, draft and revise a script, translate that script into a digital format, and screen their finished piece
Storytelling Achievement Overview Develop storyConstruct and deliver pitchDraft and revise script
STORYTELLING ACHIEVEMENT ONE-SHEETStorytelling Achievement #1 - StorybuilderStorytelling Achievement #2 - Pitch ArtistStorytelling Achievement #3 - Scriptmaster
CAMERA Can effectively maintain and operate camera equipment to tell a visual story that demonstrates compositional understanding, coverage, and footage quality
Camera Achievement OverviewMaintain camera and accessoriesDemonstrate compositional understandingDemonstrate coverage & footage quality
CAMERA ACHIEVEMENT ONE-SHEETCamera Achievement # 1 - Camera MaintenanceCamera Achievement #2 - Smooth OperatorCamera Achievement #3 - Visual Composer
EDITING Can skillfully complete the entire video editing process: demonstrating clear understanding of technical interface requirements, manage acquired media, and develop and execute clear editing workflow.
Editing Achievement OverviewDemonstrate graphical interface literacy Follow workflow consistently; Manage media effectivelyDemonstrate advanced editing techniques artistically and with intention
EDITING ACHIEVEMENT ONE-SHEETEditing Achievement # 1 - TechnicianEditing Achievement # 2 - Media ManagerEditing Achievement # 3 - Media Craftsman
SOUND Can effectively partner, record and edit sound to clarify and enhance their digital story, convey ideas and evoke emotion.
Sound Achievement OverviewDemonstrate aural awarenessRecord and manage sound effectively in fieldUse sound to enhance story, convey idea and/or emotion; Edit audio effectively to create cohesion and balance in finished film
SOUND ACHIEVEMENT ONE-SHEETSound Achievement # 1 - Sound ScoutSound Achievement # 2 - Sound WranglerSound Achievement # 3 - Sound Designer
PRODUCTION Can develop, pitch, and implement a clear production plan and act as an effective project manager maintaining a critical vision and timeline of the project, while communicating and collaborating effectively with peers, crew and subjects
Production Achievement OverviewCreate production planExecutes planScreen on time
PRODUCTION ACHIEVEMENT ONE-SHEETProduction Achievement # 1 - Critical ThinkerProduction Achievement # 2 - Project ManagerProduction Achievement # 3 - Producer
LEADERSHIP Can demonstrate an openness to new ideas and willingness to collaborate with others, go beyond what is required and take risks, take responsibility for self and others, manage long-term projects, maintain focus, and conduct oneself in a rofessional manner.
Leadership Achievement OverviewShare ideas and make connections; Be accountable to personal, group, and community goals and valuesEncourage/support colleagues to complete projects Present publicly
LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT ONE-SHEETLeadership Achievement # 1 - Community OrganizerLeadership Achievement # 2 - TaskmasterLeadership Achievement # 3 - CheerleaderLeadership Achievement # 4 - Community Presenter