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Visually Speaking

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Visually Speaking is a series of 6 short films by filmmaker Don White dealing with visual literacy for children. Body Talking: Designed for children aged 8-11, this film demonstrates how our posture, gestures and facial expressions communicate feelings (5 min. 45 sec.). A Sense of Touch: Without words, this film is a lively stimulus for encouraging children to examine the textural properties of objects in their environment (6 min. 27 sec.). A Sense of Sound: A kaleidoscope of images accompanied by a sometimes realistic, sometimes nonsensical sound track shows how sound communicates messages (6 min.). Speaking Object-ly: This film explores the concept that inanimate objects can communicate complex and subtle messages, ideas, or even manipulate our responses (5 min. 40 sec.). Sequence and Story: Children discover that by changing the sequence of photos they've taken they can create different stories, and that by changing even one picture they can alter the story's meaning and outcome (5 min. 7 sec.). The Movie Movie: This film demonstrates how camera work, editing techniques, make-up, and sound can be used to deliberately manipulate our perceptions and emotions (7 min. 30 sec.).

1988, 36 min 31 s

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