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History Remix | Media Experience | All Ages
Open to all. Wallingford residency is not required. Use the green screen (chroma key technology) to do some time travel and reflection about the Civil Rights Movement. Picture yourself in photographs of the Civil Rights Movement and then create that moment. What are you doing? What are you thinking about in this virtual moment. How are you feeling?
We can support you with green screen and editing software. A green screen is set up on the second floor of #wpaatv in the back most room. Stop in and take some pictures with your a smart phone. If you need assistance staff will take the pictures for you and send them to you via email. Be sure to have reviewed your historic photos to see how you need to pose.
If you need tech to do this we will provide you with access to editing tools.
Or Do It Yourself. There are several free iPad and Android Apps. You can set up any solid color backdrop for your picture. Be sure it is a color you are not wearing. The illustration below show the basic concept of the process for your re-envision photograph.
FIND AN HISTORIC IMAGE
There are numerous sources for photographs and video (to capture stills from.) C-Span provides you with a good starting point if you are interested in the 1960s. The work of Charles Moore may stir your thoughts and feelings. There is a gallery on a government site that includes images from the 1950s.
John Kuroski curated 55 photos in the public domain that cover this span of events: Harlem riots of 1964 to the Watts riots of 1965, from the March on Washington to the March Against Fear, and from Martin Luther King to Malcolm X, for folks to explore the multifaceted struggle and hope of the civil rights movement.
The Anti-Defamation League has curated pictures. They are in a format that may be more difficult to use for this project without assistance. Let us know if you want to use one of these so we can help.
You can find your image in other sources. This is just a place to start your process of learning about the civil rights movement and recognizing yourself in it.
This is a education project. Participants are transforming an in image produced by someone else. Because one of your images used in the project was created by someone else that image creator should be acknowledge. Please cite the photographer or publisher of the historic image.
Middle School and High School Student participation encouraged.
Your reimagined image and written reflection of 500 words or less will be eligible for prize consideration. All submissions will be shared with the public.