From the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series
MY HERO Project seeks unique works of art by professional and student artists that celebrate the lives and courageous acts of heroes who work to promote change by positively affecting others and their communities. Completed artwork should reflect thoughtful ideas to show how the selected hero demonstrates heroic action and creates positive social change.
Enter the MY Hero Songwriting/Music Video Contest!
Oct. 1st Deadline!
Overview & Lesson Plans Production Cinematography Working With Images Working With Sound Post Production Exhibition Film Contest Winners
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Welcome to MY HERO's Media Arts Resources site, where you'll find the tools to help you bring your heroes' stories alive through digital media creation. The resources we've created and assembled here will take you from pre-production planning through capturing and manipulating images and sound, to editing and public exhibition of your films and multi-media projects. Creating media has become as basic a skill as writing a sentence, and the storytelling capabilities at the heart of MY HERO are a vital tool for today's students, who must be prepared to share concepts and tell stories in a contemporary way. The lesson plans will help you integrate digital storytelling into academic subjects, guiding students through the process of creating heroes' stories while honing real world 21st century skills — group collaboration, problem solving, personal expression and expertise in utilizing technology. We look forward to viewing your projects and learning about your heroes!
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO ACCESS THE AFI SCREEN ED HANDBOOK - a guide to production for educators.
CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE SEE THE AFI FILMMAKER TOOLKIT - a simple guide to production.