Thursday, June 5, 2008

Coca Cola Rap

A really awful rap about Coca-Cola

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Puppet Theatre: Children's Show

Two puppets discuss Coca-Cola and its effects on society

Monday, June 2, 2008

Coca-Cola Rap

A rap about the negative effects of Coca-Cola.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

In Coke We Trust: Soda is a large, multi-million dollar industry in America. Go to any supermarket and notice a full aisle devoted to the drink. Yet, what are the forces behind this phenomenon? How does it relate to American society?

The goal was not to create an expose, but to have an honest exploration of what the soda industry can tell us about ourselves. In the process, students created a well-constructed, entertaining documentary. We interviewed doctors, dentists, PE teacher and other experts in the field. Although it was a challenge to find people to interview, the end result is something we are proud of.

Time: 90 minutes

Format: skits, interviews, pictures with dialogue, puppets, rap song,

Date of Project: 2007-2008

What makes this movie so remarkable is that it was put together in two weeks. Students made up the lines on the spur of the moment, absolutely improvised. They brainstormed the structure of the film using the elements of literature. However, what we created from that rough outline turned out to be creative and funny. We attempted to relate what we had learned in class to this fake documentary about superheroes.

This is the first of the films we have created where we have the entire thing online. We created a blog that has each day, with a reflection written by one superhero and a that day's scene embedded within the blog post. It's sort of a blend of writng and video on the same site.

Time: 90 minutes

Format: a film, in the form of a "mocumentary"

Date of Project: 2007-2008