The Science of Movie Making
Lights, Sound & Action!
Keera Lindenberg holds a bachelor's degree in Biology & Environmental Science from Portland State University.
Keera has been getting students excited about science for over a decade. After teaching Marine Biology on Catalina Island & Botany for the Portland Outdoor School, she started her own educational nonprofit in Portland OR, called Science Project. This "mobile museum" brought hands-on science programs to students in many different venues, including the Salvation Army summer camp, PNW Medical School, world-famous science museum OMSI, and others.
Science Project eventually found a way to reach learners far and wide, through a weekly FM radio science-inquiry show called Everything is Interesting. For about 4 years, best buddies Keera and Kira (yes, really) dove into the how and why of surprisingly fascinating topics, like hive minds, sea monkeys, and lactose intolerance. You can find episodes or more information at EverythingIsInteresting.org.
Most recently, Keera served as the Educational Director for an analytical chemistry lab in Portland, OR. Through social media, written literature, and a uniquely designed hands-on laboratory tour, she presented the complex chemistry behind environmental testing and chemical analysis to the public in a digestible, always understandable, form.
Keera is very excited to be back in the classroom, inspiring a new generation of students at Huckleberry to get enthusiastic about science!
Prerequisites: This class will be taught at three levels of advancement for our different age groups. All levels need to have the ability to write simple sentences, get dirty, make predictions and play! Additional dexterity, reading & writing ability and patience and at-home research project time needed for more advanced levels of this class!
Making a movie takes talent, determination, and SCIENCE! Using the scientific method and lab-style hands-on experiments, we’ll learn about how movie “magic” is done. We’ll make an animated film wheel to explore how our brains perceive motion. By building our own microphone, we’ll find out how sound waves become an electrical signal. We’ll learn about the anatomy of vision, and make 3D works of art. We'll be learning about Light, Movement, Projection and Focus while we make Pinhole Cameras! When we make our Zoetrope we'll be learning about motion perception! Building a stringed instrument will help us understand pitch and frequency, and when play depth perception games we'll be learning about 3D effects! We'll even learn about the physics of pulleys when we hand a mini-backdrop, and chemistry when we make special FX skin! Each class, we’ll make and test predictions, sharpen our critical thinking skills, build on our scientific knowledge from the previous weeks, and above all… have fun!