clients and projects
Film, Video, DVD, Presentation,
& Book Projects by Robert Price

Why Film and Video: Robert's interest in film and video includes work with:

  • children and youth — I started many years ago with the premise if children and youth learn to influence media, they will be more attune to when they are being influenced. Or is that manipulated.
  • adults — especially with coaching so we can actually see what we thought we did.
  • action research — to document the story
  • documenting/documentaries — to share the story

Learning and Understanding Video as a Tool: Click on how I approach the use of video for a short overview.

Why DVD: Robert's interest in using DVD is the ease of accessability between and within different video clips; the ability to have access to alternate audio tracks for a personal coach voice over; and the ease of creating this medium. This provides a more accessible means of using video clips for reflection to improve ones performance.

Uses: The DVD format is outstanding for training and coaching; as a documentation for schools and organizations; and for portfolios.

Software Used: Final Cut Pro; DVD Studio Pro; Photoshop; Illustrator; Motion; In-Design; iMovie; iDVD; Quicktime Pro; Flip4Mac.

Hardware Used: Sony & Panasonic 3CCD mini DV video cameras; various other mini DV cameras; Sennheiser and Audio Technica microphones; Macintosh computers.

Student Successes With Thinking Maps® — The DVD: The DVD corresponds to the book Student Successes with Thinking Maps®. The DVD compilation includes video clips from Pre-K, K-12, and college. It includes case studies, students using Thinking Maps, adminstrators and teachers sharing insights, and more. See the introduction (Quicktime) in the DVD section for the book on the Designs for Thinking website. More video clips can be accessed on the section with excerpts from the book. Click here to see a larger disk image and the accompanying booklet.

Client: Thinking Foundation

Year: 2005

View a sample clip of Thinking Maps DVD — An Introduction to Student Successes with Thinking Maps:

Watch a video clip from the Student Successes with Thinking Maps DVD that includes David Hyerle introducing and showing a video clip of a middle school student using multiple Thinking Maps for writing at a workshop:

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Art Center Abroad Index 2005 Design Exhibition DVD: Robert Price developed the questions; interviewed the students, faculty and Index Foundation staff; video taped the sessions; and did the video editing that was used in the Art Center produced DVD. The interviews took place in Copenhagen, Denmark during August 2005 at the student studios and The Index Foundation office. Project Producer is Helen Sanematsu; Project Director is Greg Wong; Design Interface by Kelvin Young. The final edit for the DVD was done by Kelvin Young and Greg Wong.

Client: Art Center College of Design

Year: published in 2006

More Information:
Index Awards: www.indexaward.dk
Student Blog: www.accdindex.blogspot.com
Art Center Information on Index: www.artcenter.edu

Watch a video clip from the Art Center Abroad Index 2005 Design Exhibition DVD that includes interviews with Art Center students and faculty, and staff of Index 2005:

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The Heart Project Documentary Film: This film was made for The HeArt Project, an out of school program that creatively links teens, artists, and communities to imagine, produce and present new work. Teenagers attending alternative high schools work with professional artists in programs that progress through three levels – workshops and public presentations, residencies, and scholarships. The HeArt Project believes that overlooked young people are extraordinarily creative, that artists are a significant civic resource, and that their ideas, collaborations and work benefit the entire culture.

Client: The Heart Project as part of a documentary film class at Art Center College of Design. I directed. Charles Jones edited (fabulously!). Charles and I did the filming with additional camera work by Jessika Lauren and Luis Sánchez Alba.

Year: 2005

Complete Film 11 minutes 33 seconds
Quicktime: Click to view clip in Quicktime
Windows Media Player: Click to view clip in Windows Media Player

Short Film 1 minute 57 seconds
Quicktime: Click to view clip in Quicktime
Windows Media Player: Click to view clip in Windows Media Player

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Dancing Definitions - Augusta Mann's Strategies for Accelerated Learning
Description: Through video clips of students and teachers on this DVD we are provided the steps to successfully implementing Dancing Definitions. The DVD includes easy access to a teacher workshop; hands-on implementation in the classroom by Augusta Mann and teachers; and insights from the teachers. The DVD includes a Personal Coach accessible on companion audio tracks.

Client: SuccessfulTeachers.com - Intensified Accelerated Systems - Augusta Mann

Credits
Robert Price - producer, director, camera, assistant editor
Tina Bastajian - camera, editor

Year: 2003/2004/2005

View a sample clip of Augusta Mann teaching with inquiry prior to teaching Dancing Definitions to the students:

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Secrets of Successful
Urban Teachers

Description: This DVD provides an overview of many strategies that are part of the Intensified Accelerated Learning Strategies from Augusta Mann and Intensified Accelerated Learning Systems.

Client: SuccessfulTeachers.com - Intensified Accelerated Systems - Augusta Mann

Year: 2004/2005

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Indianapolis Public Schools - National Urban Alliance
Elementary School 55
Indianapolis, Indiana

Description: Includes teachers and students: classroom lessons, student reflections, teacher reflections, administrator reflections, NUA consultant Augusta Mann, and NUA executive director Yvette Jackson. Two disks including complete lessons and edited versions of the lessons.

Client: National Urban Alliance for Effective Education

Year: 2005
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Collegial Coaching - Yvette Jackson + Robert Price
Description: Cognitive coaching session with Robert Price coaching Yvette Jackson prior to her presentation to new consultants for National Urban Alliance where she is the Executive Director. Robert Price used Thinking Maps to facilitate, process and discuss the session with Yvette Jackson. This DVD is an excellent example of using another DVD as a tool to develop and reflect on development of a cognitive coaching session — in this case the Cognitive Coaching with David Hyerle + Bonnie Singer DVD (see below).

Client: National Urban Alliance for Effective Education

Year: 2004

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Higashi-Monzen Elementary School
Description: The introduction and use of Thinking Maps to organize thinking at Higashi-Monzen Elementary School in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefectual, Japan. Shunji Muroga - teacher; Robert Price - video editing, DVD, teacher; Yakayo Muroga - translator; Helen Sanematsu - camera; Sixth Grade students.

Client: In-house project

Year: 2004

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Birmingham City Schools - National Urban Alliance
K-12 Teachers, Administrators
Birmingham, Alabama

Description: National Urban Alliance workshops, reflections, teacher interviews, and student interviews.

Client: National Urban Alliance for Effective Education as part of the TRUST project with Birmingham Public Schools, University of Alabama Birmingham, and the College Board

Year: 2005

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Cornelia Elementary School - Action Research
Edina, Minnesota

Description: A case study of a school NUA has been collaborating with as part of the WMEP Literacy Initiative. Includes many edited classroom lessons, teacher interviews and reflections, leadership team reflections, and principal interview. Students assisted on the filming.

Client: National Urban Alliance for Effective Education

Year: 2004
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What Makes Roosevelt Great - The Documentary
Description: This DVD is a companion piece to Thinking Maps® at Roosevelt Elementary, The Documentary is from the students frame of reference. A fifth grade classroom of 34 students created their documentary of the school over three half-day sessions. The first day focused on video exercises. The second day the young filmmakers used Thinking Maps to storyboard their mini productions. The whole class then observed one filmmaking group do a film. Each group was four to five students including a director, camera person(s), and interviewer(s). The third day had the remainder of the groups filming. All questions for the interviews were developed by the students. The DVD includes The Documentary by the students; the video exercises (thaumatrope, introduction exercises, rotating in rhythm), and docuementing the documentary.

Client: Designs for Thinking + in-house project

Credits
Robert Price - producer, director, camera, editor
Tina Bastajian - camera, editor

Year: 2004
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Cognitive Coaching with David Hyerle + Bonnie Singer
Description: Cognitive coaching session with David Hyerle coaching Bonnie Singer prior to her presentation with the principals in Kent, Washington.

Client: Designs for Thinking

Year: 2004

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National Urban Alliance Retreat
Description: National Urban Alliance Retreat including keynote address by the President Eric Cooper; Book Talk by NUA consultants; Peer Coaching with Stephen Barkley.

Client: National Urban Alliance for Effective Education

Year: 2004

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Thinking Maps® at Roosevelt Elementary School
Description: Through video clips of students, teachers, principal, and David Hyerle, the creator of Thinking Maps, on this DVD we are provided an insight to a highly successful inner city school — Roosevelt Elementary located in Long Beach, California.

Client: Designs for Thinking

Year: 2004


Lights, Camera, Action
Description: Student video productions including second and third grade short video productions that were part of the University of California Museum of Photography regular exhibitions each year over a five year period. The DVD includes video of a museum opening; vintage animation; stop action video from both the second and third graders; and high school students; and examples the students used as models.

Client: In-house project

Year: 2003
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Kodak Portfolio Photo CD Prototype
Description: Kodak Photo CD Album of the students in two classrooms at Hoffer Elementary School (Robert Price and Joya Baker). This experimental education project was sponsored by the Eastman Kodak Company in collaboration with the California Museum of Photography at University of California, Riverside. The project was organized by Robert Price including the photography and sound. Kodak created the Kodak Photo CD as a slide show to showcase their new medium of Portfolio Photo CDs. The CD included students work and voices about vintage animation, video, and their yearly show in main exhibition space at the California Museum of Photography.

Client: Kodak, California Museum of Photography

Year: 1993

Slide Show with sound 15 minutes 51 seconds
Quicktime: Click to view clip in Quicktime

Windows Media Player: Click to view clip in Windows Media Player

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History of Banning Book
Description: I co-authored Stagecoach Town, USA History of Banning book. I also did the principle research and designed the book for use with students in the Banning Unified School District.
Download the complete book including amazing images as an Acrobat PDF file.