Mystery 32 OPEN ELEUSIS – Stories of our city: an introduction to the art of cinema

Educational summer camps for children “Stories of our city: an introduction to the art of cinema”

In the framework of “Mystery 32 Open Eleusis – one documentary, many stories” and in cooperation with the Public Benefit Organization of the Municipality of Eleusis, the project team organized 5-day children’s summer camps. The summer camps are addressed to children aged 10 – 12 years old.

Under the guidance of experienced experts, the children will collect stories, write scripts and create their own films about how they experience their city.

Workshop programme

Day 1

Introduction to Oral History

  • Introduction between students and educators
  • Discussion on the topic: “What is history? What is oral history?”
  • Exercises/games

Introduction to the moving image

  • Cinema: A game with image and sound? What is the difference between moving image and photography? Introduction to the zootrope.
  • Painting and animating photos of our city using the stop motion animation technique.

Day 2

  • Introduction to audiovisual storytelling genres and animation techniques
  • Discussion/Exercises/Games

Day 3

Collection of material / script writing

  • Screening of short films and discussion
  • Choice of characters
  • Creating a “film-shotting” schedule – planning scenes

Day 4

  • Film-shooting

Day 5

  • Soundtrack and completion of the film

The project is implemented in cooperation with the Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH).

The Mystery 32 Open Eleusis project is implemented within the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan Greece 2.0 with funding from the European Union -NextGenerationEU.