ERIC’S SCHOOL VISIT
A veteran speaker from touring over a decade, Eric draws the assembled students in — screening select clips from RAIDERS ADAPTATION — alternated with firsthand accounts of their making, vividly illustrating Project Based Learning in action. Eric grabs their attention— and holds it, sharing the lessons learned from his 35-year saga remaking RAIDERS.
Watch for the rolling fiberglass boulder! The heart-thudding truck sequence! The melting faces!
Even witness the missing final scene — the Airplane Scene, completed with original cast reunited 25 years later!
BEFORE THE SCHOOL VISIT — RESOURCES PROVIDED
With two books, two films, countless print and video articles, educators have a wealth of material to reach and inspire children to find and follow their own passions.
We provide digital teacher’s guides for the following RAIDERS ADAPTATION Media, via worksheets authored for use with Common Core state standards, available for related exercises in English Language Arts, Math, History, and Art/Music. The Project Based Learning possibilities are limitless! School bulk orders will receive discounts over retail.
After seeing the clips, hearing the stories, students can ask Eric directly about his incredible experiences in remaking RAIDERS — without an available video copy. How they acquired real snakes, a real WWII submarine, how they did the stunts. How do you remake a $26 million blockbuster, on your allowance?
After assembly, Eric does single class breakouts — ideal for say, a film class, film club, or simply a passionate class.
Options for breakout topics include:
Taking on an ambitious project — whether it’s remaking RAIDERS — or creating a video game QA department from the ground up (Eric worked for 15 years as senior QA management for Activision, Electronic Arts and 2K Games).
Lighting the fire in the belly: Finding the inspiration that gives you the will and emotional stamina to see your project past challenge and ordeal, to completion.
Organizing your project: How to take on daunting challenges that come with projects of ambitious scope and overcome them.
Sharing the inspiration — and the vision — with others, to build your team.
Choosing your project team wisely: The seeds of a project’s success or failure are oft sown in these early calls.
Screening of Eric ‘s 22-minute award-winning original drama AN EARLY TWILIGHT — followed by discussion of the overview process of writing, directing and editing one’s own original work.
Beyond a single school visit… we even offer semester- and year-long programs, in which Eric helps a class to collaborate and produce their own short films. From inception to final cut, Eric provides structure and guidance, mentoring and feedback, for at each stage of production, via both in-person school visits and videoconference.
We are happy to customize a program format for your school.
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