Cyber Film School in the Classroom

CASE STUDY No. 1 

How Adam Palmer built a high school film class from scratch – and more importantly, why?

Adam Palmer

Adam Palmer never taught a film class, and his 'at-risk' students were labelled 'unteachable.'

His outdoors program inspired teamwork and self-worth, but not everyone was athletic.
Despite their individual abilities, they all shared pictures and video with equal passion.

As a First Nations school, the class film project retells an ancient legend through the lens.

The class recruited community elders as cultural advisors and carvers of set pieces and props.

They involve the students in designing period costumes. Children and adults are recruited as actors.

Adam: “For teamwork and esteem, I've never seen this outside of sports. Until now.”

A dozen teens impact their community of 450 as they emerge as esteemed storytellers.

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