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David Loitz

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

  • Students will build their collaboration, patience, flexibility, and active listening through hands on, small group work.
  • Students will understand that media arts requires technical know-how, time management and problem-solving. It has a clear sequence of pre/post production, while allowing for improvisation along the way.
  • Students will develop a deeper understanding of story fluency and structure
  • Students will grow in embracing process and choice to form an idea, which supports the habits of lifelong learners and good art composition.

BIO

DAVID LOITZ. He is a filmmaker, multimedia artist and educator. He graduated with a BFA in Film/Video in 2005 from California Institute of the Arts and is completing his Masters in Elementary Education at Goddard College. He is the owner and operator of Mr. David’s School of Film.

DISCIPLINES

Theater,2D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

I offer two types of residencies:  Stop Motion Animation and Filmmaking/Digital Story-telling.

 

Stop Motion Animation:

Using Ipads or tablets students will create short movies to bring their learning to life. We structure the work into Pre-production, Production, and Post-production. Students move from idea generation and planning, through the creation of their story, culminating in the editing process needed to complete the short film for presentation.

 

Film Making/ Digital Storytelling

Ranging from individual to whole classes projects, filmmaking gives students and teachers a chance to activate the learning and writing being done in the classroom.  Students turn their writing/stories and learning into short films and documentaries utilizing developmentally appropriate technology in the full range of subjects and themes.  There is a similar project-flow as animation (above), but with students creating set, props, and simple costumes, as well as a focus on acting skills and dramatic arts.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

We can animate anything! Students bring their learning and stories to life utilizing stop motion techniques and skills as teams developing  a range of 21st century and STEAM mindsets.

 

  • Literacy Competencies and skills are utilized at every step of the process including brainstorming, story creation and structure, character studies and details, dialogue, bringing texts to life.  
  • Stop motion allows teachers and students an authentic assessment as a end of unit project.
  • A range of curriculum themes and knowledge can be showcased by using stop motion animation. These include ELA, Social Studies, History, Science and Math.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Can move from classroom to classroom.

Travel: I drive, but am only available for residencies within a 15 mile radius of Portland, but love residencies in Portland.

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

Supplies: Common & specialized supplies. as well as found objects will be used. Clay, paper

Technology: For best results and learning I prefer to use Ipads. I can offer a class set of Ipads for a technology fee. Chromebooks with Rear facing cameras or external camera also work. Please inquire about technology questions. Willing to be flexible and creative to solve technology issues.

 

FEE INFO

Fees are negotiable and based on scope of the project.  Here’s a general breakdown:

Planning and reflection meetings:  $50 per hour

Classroom teaching time with students:  $60-70 per hour

Prep/editing/presentation:  $40 per hour

Teacher/staff workshop:  $75-100 per hour

Travel expenses:  Travel costs may apply and are negotiated between the school and artist.

Materials:  purchase of the IPAD app ($5) and most materials can be found in the classroom.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

https://www.dloitz.com

REFERENCES

Alano Ciliberto

Principal

cilibea@hsd.k12.or.us

(503)844-1090

Imlay Elementary School

Kevin Kottkey

7 grade Science Teacher

kottkeyk@hsd.k12.or.us

(503)844-1400

Evergreen Middle School

7

Nicole Penoncello

Arts Specialist

NPenoncello@pps.net

(503)916-6230

Buckman Elementary

K-5


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