Thursday, March 29, 2007

Writing Is a Strange Adventure: Part I

I know I haven't posted an entry in a while. I have been very busy at school. One of the things I got involved in was making a movie of my students in the Imaginative Writing Class. The movie took 30 hours to make and edit and is a little over 50 minutes long. I'm going to make smaller clips of the movie to upload to YouTube and my blog, so the students can have access to them. I hope that anyone else who is interested in the creative life will be inspired by them. The students have all given me permission to upload their images. So this is the first of several clips of my students as they share something of themselves on film. They were great during the filming, so open and willing to be vulnerable. The effect of the original movie is quite stunning; not that it was a perfect effort by any means. But stunning in the fact that I was so moved by students' participation and how the images came together to tell a story about the writing life. So here are some of my best and brightest students, doing their thing.

6 comments:

Erin said...

Theresa--this is fabulous! I'd love to see the whole 50-minute movie.

Cynthia said...

I'm with Erin, I'd love to see all of it.

Anonymous said...

That's very cool, Theresa.

Robin (GG)

Anonymous said...

DELIGHTFUL! Can't wait for more-
Gretchen

Anonymous said...

The Window 4/1/07



Now I have seen your lads and
lasses frolicking with words and without,in images leaping across the screen of their young lives, brave as can be,

withholding nothing of themselves
for all the world to see and
meeting the quest of language
head on with imperious joy and
abandon, everything you need to
find the right words without
even trying. What a lucky few, they,to have found you and you to
have given them to themselves-

I am sitting here up all night, picking at
my fingers, to get to the place wherethe words just come and all I had to do was open the shutters to
your window and I am free.

Gretchen Gersh Whitman

emmapeelDallas said...

Wow, me too, I'd love to see all of it. Good stuff, Theresa! And oh, I'd love to be a student of yours.

Judi

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