Momi Education Online
MoMI Education is dedicated to advancing the use of the moving image as a cultural resource for all, through equitable access to the creative technologies. As the first museum in the world to present video game design and new media as an art form, innovation is at the heart of our mission. For nearly 30 years, we have used the moving image—the most resilient and relatable art form of our time—to stimulate the imaginations of all learners. Our online education offerings are designed to spark interest in technology and support thoughtful makers, critics and consumers of the moving image in its numerous forms including film, television, video games, video and digital art, and social media.
During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, we are participating in the #MuseumFromHome movement shared by our fellow arts organizations, with the launch of a new Moving Image Studio YouTube channel. Each week we will be presenting free tutorials, online workshops, and new media creations by our teen digital media innovators. To get updates as we publish each new video, subscribe to Moving Image Studio on YouTube or follow us at @movingimagestudio on Instagram, where we will offer sneak peaks of challenges, open calls and youth media exhibitions.
VIRTUAL TOURS & FIELD TRIPS
On Friday, May 29, 2020, MoMI will offer live-streamed virtual tours in English at 11:00 a.m., Español (Spanish) at 12:00 p.m. and عربى (Arabic) at 12:45 p.m. All times are in EDT, as the tours will be broadcast live from New York City. To join for free, click on the name of your preferred language and complete the form. To request a virtual group field trip for a different day, please complete this form.
Added weekly on MoMI Education's new YouTube channel: @ Moving Image Studio. Be sure to subscribe for updates.
Explore how to use the language of film with this deep dive into the art of the match cut by our Filmmaker-in-Residence Leonardo Santana Zubieta. Included is a tutorial on how to use free software like EdPuzzle for creative expression and teaching.
Build a miniature space-scape at home with Filmmaker Tiffany Joy Butler in this claymation re-enactment inspired by the short film Afronauts by Nuotama Frances Bodomo. Check out many more shorts and experimental pieces on scienceandfilm.org, the Museum's initiative to examine the intersection of science and film. The site also features interviews with scientists and filmmakers, original articles, and over 60 science-themed short films that are available to stream any time, all of which have received grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their depictions of scientific themes and characters. You can also download a free educational guide to short and feature science-related films like Afronauts, penned by Curator Sonia Shechet Epstein.
Join Visual Artist Umber Majeed on a virtual walk through The Jim Henson Exhibition. Learn how to start designing your own puppet media at home with Jim Henson–inspired design.
ONLINE CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
There's still time for students ages 9–13 to join the Pocket Media Museum free online media making class, taught by filmmaker Leonardo Santana Zubieta. Class meets by zoom every Thursday in May at 4pm EST. Apply here. Deadline: May 6. Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for ways young people can have their work presented at the Museum. In addition to the Teen Film Festival, we are adding short films to our @ Moving Image Studio YouTube channel. For a chance to show your work in one of our digital exhibitions, email us.
Applications are now open for our annual Teen Film Festival, featuring work like MoMI Teen Intern Mame Toure’s 2001 Video Essay (above), which combines media from video games, music videos, and classic films in homage to the iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, featured in the video posted above.Teens ages 13-19 are invited to submit short film(s) that they created or helped to create. Categories include, but are not limited to, Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, and Music Video. All categories are welcome, even shorts created in the space of your home during the current quarantine. The Festival will take place in Summer 2020 at the Museum (time and date TBD). Apply here by June 30.