This video is the result of a collaboration with a group of third graders and their teachers, from Sausalito in California. Students have worked on a 5 year project about a great environmental topic: the conservation of an eco-system through the reclamation of the creek flowing nearby the school. During the last months of the project (Spring 2013), the school, through the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, asked me to collaborate with the students as a teaching artist to create a video about the project.
I worked with the students on a storyboard, and they filmed and conducted the interviews. They also did some of the editing. They created the music and sang their version of "What a Wonderful World" for the video. The idea was to work in small groups and to have each child experimenting with each aspect of the making of the video. In the end the video encompasses history, biology, sociology, music and arts.
Sausalito Art Festival Foundation / Teaching Artists Program