Themes and trends in U.S. digital culture are emerging faster than we often have time process. Frontline put together a nice outline of the big picture, with some insight from major thinkers in the field of media studies on how we can prepare ourselves and our students to adjust.
It is always a goal of TMS/TGC productions to expose this decision-making process within our videos to not only demonstrate the building of media literacy that goes on at camp, but to expose our audience to those lessons as well. We hope to engage viewers in critical thinking about the constructedness of all media as they watch campers make editorial choices, and also transparently share the camp video production process to those who would like to try it for themselves.
I am proud to announce that the work of several of the students and teachers I work with will be featured in an upcoming film screening at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in Orlando, Florida (my old hometown — go Braves!)