I've worked at schools delivering workshops based around filmmaking, animation and music before and always have so much fun. Most of my work is in collaboration with Upbeat Music & Arts. I've been thinking about getting Lockdown project up and running, in the hopes that it helps with homeschooling and bringing families together. I've emailed Dave at upbeat and he is keen to give it a blast.
I started creating the structure for a workshop delivery over zoom which looked something like this -
I am on zoom to the whole family.
I ask them to pair up (or individually, there are many variants depending on family size and ages)
In your team, find 5 items in the house/room and bring them back to the laptop.
Let's look at what we have found, how would we best describe these objects to someone that cant see them?
In your teams this on 3 separate places, now pick one and tell me about it - what is the weather like? Is it hot or cold? etc
No let's place one of the 5 objects in this environment. Why are they there? What are they doing? Are them inanimate, of have they come alive? - very freeform imagination.
No what happens if another object enters the environment? how does it get there, what does it do etc...
Should they travel to another place?
This is where the participants really take the story to a new level - just letting them decide whatever they like.
After a while, I will ask the teams to swap stories! Letting the other team finish the story (in secret)
After 15 mins ish, Each team returns the story to the other and they read it out loud.
This would be a good natural ending, but there are areas to expand if needed - ie illustrate the stories, create music based on the story etc..
I'm looking forward to giving it a go!