I’m sitting in my edit suite with Anthony, Cara, and Chanti, three of my students. Their regular teacher Dean, and three other students from the class, Alex, Blair, and Maria are in the next room. This morning we broke ourselves into two teams, then set out to write, shoot, and finish a short video in one day.
It’s always great to take the ‘school’ out of an activity. Just hanging out all day long on a Saturday, and making movies without any pretext of ‘teacher/student’ dynamics going on. We’re all just humans being.
You learn a lot about someone just by eating with them (and provoking an extreme conversation). There’s a lot of talking going on while the movie gets made – a lot of laughter to get to. The final product looks pretty good too.
We also made memories today that will last a lifetime.