Using fiction or non-fiction texts, students will use the settings of the narrative to tell their own stories. Through the use of Green Screen, students will be able to transport themselves to the time period and place of a given story and act out a one to two minute scene they have written prior to the workshop. This workshop brings the world of literature to life by allowing the students to recreate scenes from a text using Green Screen composites. They can then place themselves in the world of the story through this process and act out scenes adding their own interpretations.
Prior to this workshop, students will complete a chosen text with their classroom teacher. The text can be either fiction or non-fiction. Upon completion of the text, students will identify key scenes and settings from this text. Students will then work in groups, each tackling a different scene to recreate. They must adhere to the time and place (setting) of their chosen scene, while rewriting the scene to include themselves and how they would react in that particular situation.
Once the artist arrives, they will be taught how to storyboard and plan a shoot using Green Screen composites to place themselves in the world of the story. They will also learn how to set up a shot using various shot types and how to properly light a scene for Green Screen. The final project will be a compilation of all the scenes put together to show a new version of the original text, starring the students.