The Mobile Film Classroom (MFC) is our signature enrichment program: a production studio-on-wheels that travels throughout Los Angeles County to bring digital media instruction to at-risk and under-served youth who do not have access to technology at their school or home. Our programs provide a bridge from early cinema to modern filmmaking using the tools that engage students the most, digital media.
We ask what does it mean to be literate in the 21st Century? 100 years ago film pioneers developed a new technology that transformed our world: The Moving Image. Today’s youth can also be pioneers as they explore and master the potentials of digital media — becoming pioneers themselves in the Digital Age.
MFC offers students a way to creatively express themselves while giving voice to issues in their community. Our students learn:
- to use technology responsibly
- the art of storytelling
- film history, from the Silent Era to 21st Century multi-media
- critical thinking skills.
We believe being literate in film history and knowing how to navigate, use and critique digital media is what it means to be literate in the 21st Century. We offer in school and after school workshops as well as professional development for educators.