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Ten Lessons on Filmmaking from David Lynch



David Lynch


Educators and Urban Youth Show How Afterschool Arts Programs Can Succeed


Credit:  The Wallace Foundation


Two 7th Graders Made a Heartbreaking and Acclaimed Film about Eating Disorders

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Two 7th Graders made a heartbreaking and award-winning film about eating disorders. Check out their powerful work here:



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Link Spotlight: The Prelinger Archives

Link Spotlight: The Prelinger Archives

Looking for vintage film stock for use in a project or even just in examining films and TV from throughout history with your class?  Topics like gender and racial bias are especially palpable in old advertising, for example.  Now you can view thousands of such films from the Prelinger Archives!


“Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 “ephemeral” (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 5,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven’t been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and over 2,800 key titles (now in the process of increasing to over 5,000) are available here.”

13 Awesome Free Tech Tools with applications in the classroom!

13 Awesome Free Tech Tools with applications in the classroom!


Looking for new, fun technologies and apps to use in your teaching or with your students?  Here are 13 simple and very useful tools that allow you to do everything from black and white film voice-overs and video notations to interactive maps, digital stories, and podcasts!



Thanks to Cassie for sharing!

Make a Pinhole Camera or Camera Obscura

Looking for a fun project to do with students exploring light, photography, projection, filmmaking, etc.?  Try making a pinhole camera or turning a space into a camera obscura.

Here are some links where you can learn to make different kinds of Cameras Obscura or Pinhole Cameras:

1. Paintcan Camera: http://www.paintcancamera.com/cameraobscura.html

2. The Creators Project:  http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/make-your-own-camera-obscura-instructables-how-to


3. Spoonful: http://spoonful.com/crafts/how-make-camera-obscura

4. Howcast: http://www.howcast.com/videos/387145-How-to-Transform-a-Room-into-a-Camera-Obscura

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Izhi5kW_o8