Freeze Frame

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Media arts

Grade Level: pre k, k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Language: english and french

Regions: Norman, Parklands, Interlake, Westman, Central Plains, Pembina Valley, Eastman, Capital Region

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Biography

Freeze Frame is Manitoba’s media arts centre for young people. The centre offers educational and cultural media arts experiences to young people and hosts the annual Winnipeg International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages. Freeze Frame is a not-forprofit organization and registered Manitoba
charity, incorporated in 1996. Freeze Frame’s mandate is to provide educational opportunities for children and youth to develop media literacy, critical thinking skills, and the ability to express themselves through film and video—essential attributes in a world where communication through all media is becoming increasingly important and complex.

Media

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Project Samples

Frame by frame animation

Using plasticine, paper cut, toys... students learn about the processes involved in the creation of an animated film, from story development to final editing. Students participate in special exercises, including imagining a story, storyboarding, and character and scenery creation. An introduction to camera techniques and frame- by-frame animation will also be provided. Once filming is completed, the Freeze Frame facilitator will offer an introduction to editing. The final assembly, including the addition of titles, credits, voices and a soundtrack, can be a long process and will be completed at school or by the facilitator at the Freeze Frame office.

video production

This workshop allows students to experiment with video cameras. Students learn simple, in-camera special effects from demonstrations and hands-on experience. Students explore and learn the skills and techniques needed to tell their stories visually, through a series of exercises, including the creation of a story, development of a storyboard, and introduction to camera techniques. Once filming is completed, the Freeze Frame facilitator will offer an introduction to editing. The final assembly, including the addition of titles, credits, voices and a soundtrack, can be a long process and will be completed at school or by the facilitator at the Freeze Frame office.

Testimonials

I has always thought my kid would be interested in playing sport. But when he didn't show an interest I wondered what he would get into. After working with Freeze Frame, he comes home, excited, and he is trying to explain to us what he filmed, edited... and we can't keep up with him. I haven't seen him that excited about anything before. He told me, if there was a program like this all summer, he'd be there every day.

—parent F.I.L.M. Program Summer 2010