Dive Deep with Upper School Documentarians

Upper School students have been hard at work in the Creating Historical Documentaries course, co-taught by Visual Arts and Graphic Design teacher Travis Chandler’s and Upper School History teacher Dan Greenstone, as they worked to complete their final projects.

Each semester, the course challenges students to research, write, film, edit and produce a documentary about an important historical event, moment, crisis or social justice cause. Students analyze a variety of important historical documentaries to help identify the qualities of exceptional films. Next, they combine this new visual knowledge with writing, research and storytelling techniques and have direct involvement with all aspects of pre-production, shooting, lighting, interviewing, editing and more to create professional-quality videos.

Parker is very proud of their hard work and offers the opportunity to watch these documentaries here!
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