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https://creativity-class.xyz/

This piece captures a creative youth education project held by EXIT FILM inc., a film production in Tokyo. The project was held as an collaboration with Tokyo-based top creators/artists in a rural town, Yokoze, Chichi-gun, Saitama. The whole project ran over the course of 6 months with secondary school students as the main participants. The project was designed based on education models in Denmark and Netherlands, with an objective to “increase engagement with education as a whole society and promote understanding of the creative sector”.

There were 4 main programs:
1. A 2-day creative idea-marathon with the community to generate creative solutions for local issues
2. Professional skill classes ran by 14 top creators including art directors, product designers, programming engineers, film directors etc.
3. Visiting creative productions in Tokyo
4. Community film production as practical learning


The project was entirely self-funded by the creators and cooperates who held a common passion towards education and creatives. We believe it has empowered the community and the participant teenagers in many ways, and has demonstrated the significance of creativity for community development and youth empowerment.

https://creativity-class.xyz/

EXIT FILM inc.は日本国内のトップクリエイター/アーティストと協働で、埼玉県秩父郡横瀬町の中学生を対象に、半年間のクリエイティブ教育プロジェクトを行いました。
「社会全体による持続的な教育への参画と、日本において社会的な地位の低いクリエイティブセクターへの理解促進を実現すること」を目的として、オランダとデンマークの教育をモデルに展開されました。

プロジェクトの柱となったのは以下の4つです:
①町民とクリエイターが一緒に町の課題解決を目指すクリエイティブソン
②アートディレクター・イラストレーター・プログラマーなど、
多様なクリエイターによる、キャリア形成や専門技術の基礎が学べるキャリア教育授業
③都内のクリエイティブプロダクション訪問
④創造性や主体性を育む実践教育としての映像制作

実証実験としてクリエイターや企業が自主的に取り組んできたこのプロジェクト。半年間を通じて、参加中学生の成長や学びに繋がっただけでなく、地域に根ざした関係性と「クリエイティブ」を軸とした新たなまちづくりのスキームがうまれました。

DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER / EDITOR
Hideki Nishizawa (EXIT FILM inc.)

PRODUCER
Yasuhiro Tamura (EXIT FILM inc.)

EQUIPMENT USED
Camera: Lumix GH5
Lenses: Canon 24-105mm f4L, Canon 14mm f2.8, Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM, 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, Carl Zeiss Apo-Sonnar 135mm ZE
Gimbal: Nebula 5100
Editing & Coloring: Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve