• Filmmaking. Storytelling, and Technology

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Filmmaking, Storytelling, and Technology

Two instructors, both professionally active in the film and music community, lead a group of students in creating a short film. Over the course of ten weekly one hour sessions students develop their creative storytelling skills while also learning the basic operations of cameras, tripods, interchangeable lenses, green-screens, lights, mobile sound capture devices, microphones and video editing software. The science behind these devices will be investigated as we see them in practice. Previous projects include playground nature documentaries, sports drama, and narrative fiction. The instructors are there to teach, facilitate, and edit video while all of the storytelling is youth directed. This project is necessarily collaborative so students should come ready to engage in a creative social environment. On the tenth week of the program parents are invited to join the class for the world premier of the video and a Q&A with the cast.

Filmmaking, Storytelling, and Technology

  • STYLE teaching artist(s)
  • Video recording equipment and editing tools
  • Professional mobile recording studio brought to your school (if the restrictions/situation allow)
  • Full sound stage brought to your school (if the restrictions/situation allow)
  • Password protected webpage for each class
  • Access to view the final video on each class’s STYLE webpage
  • Learning about the sound science concepts
  • Learning about perspective and point of view
  • 10 Week after School Programs available
  • Single sessions also available focused on Sound FX

Great for All Ages!

We align with the Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Skills.

Learn more about what the STYLE Sound FX program can do for your school.

Project Based Learning

Students work in a highly collaborative environment, building lasting connections to reading, music, fellow classmates, and the world.


We challenge students to think critically and connect the themes of a book to themselves, to other texts, and to real world problems.


Students collaborate in the songwriting process, applying their connections and conversations to generate a song inspired by the book.


Taking their collaborative work to the next level, students create artwork and a professional recording of their song using 21st century skills and technology.

STYLE Programs

Songwriting/Library Program

STYLE works with every single class inside your elementary school during scheduled library time. Every class will create a song inspired by a book read in class.

Multiple session Elementary Residency

We will take your students on a journey from finding inspiration in a book, to writing and recording a song with professional musicians and producers.

Native American Storytelling Program with Sondra Segundo

Create a sports anthem inspired by the Native American story of the Thunderbird.

Filmmaking, Storytelling, and Technology

This program focuses on the creation of a movie that is built by your students. They will write, produce, act, and edit their way through the creation of a full short movie.

Dance and Movement with Franchesska Berry

Join Franchesska Berry in discussing Dance, Movement and Storytelling through her West African culture.

Hybrid Program with both In-Person and Virtual elements

Your students will journey through the songwriting and recording process inspired by a book taught by Teaching Artists from all over the country through 3 Days of video lessons. The final 2 days of the session will be with STYLE’s Songwriting and production team in the classroom.

Specialized Program for your school

Do you want something special for your school surrounding Music, Books, Dance, Sound FX or more. Let us know! We’ll work to do what is best for your school.

Assembly (When available)

We’ll come to your school and put on a music/reading oriented assembly. Educational and fun!

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