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Unformatted text preview: A.M.P.A.S. Dear Educator: C urriculum spets Young Minds Inspired, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is proud to present this newest addition to our series of study guides that focus on different branches of the Academy. In this guide, students will learn about costume design and makeup. The kit has been designed for students in high school English, language arts, visual arts, and communications classes. As former teachers, we know that these critical thinking activities capitalize on students natural interest in current films and the excitement generated by the Academy Awards . The Academy, organized in 1927, is a professional honorary organization composed of more than 6,000 motion picture craftsmen and women. Its purposes include advancing the art and science of motion pictures; promoting cooperation among creative leaders for cultural, education, and technological progress; recognizing outstanding achievements; and fostering educational activities between the professional community and the public. Academy members are the people who create movies the cream of the industrys actors, animators, directors, film editors, documentarians, makeup artists, composers, producers, sound- and visual-effects experts, writers, and other contributors. Please share this material with other educators. Although the material is copyrighted, you may make as many photocopies as necessary to meet your needs. To ensure that you receive future educators materials, please fill out and return the enclosed reply card. Sincerely, Roberta Nusim Publisher and former teacher Teachers Resource Guide CHARACTER by DESIGN Another educational program from COSTUMES and MAKEUP is the only company developing free, innovative classroom materials that is owned and directed by award-winning former teachers. Visit our website at www.ymiteacher.com to send feedback and download more free programs. [ ] PROGRAM COMPONENTS 1. This instructional guide 2. Five student activity masters 3. A four-color wall poster for classroom display 4. A response card for teacher comments TARGET AUDIENCE This program has been designed for students in secondary school arts, science and communications courses. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 1. To enhance student interest in and knowledge about the motion picture development and production process 2. To encourage students to use critical thinking as they learn how narrative filmmakers work 3. To engage students in an exploration of film as an art form and a medium of communication 4. To help students become more media literate ABOUT THE ACADEMY AND ITS AWARDS The first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16, 1929, not long after the advent of sound films. By 1930 , enthusiasm for the ceremonies was so great that a Los Angeles radio station did a live, one-hour broadcast, and the Awards have enjoyed broadcast coverage ever since. The number and types of awards have grown and changed over the years to keep up with developments...
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