Audiovisual language nowadays pervades almost every aspect of communication in the modern world, divided between social media, television and the now ubiquitous displays of smartphones and tablets.
The educational system should now consider this type of language indispensable, not just showing some videos on the interactive whiteboard in the classroom. In cinematographic language many expressive forms converge and stratify: photography, painting (or any form of figurative language in general), theater, acting, dance, literature, music. Every formal aspect used is not simply an adding but it contributes to create an overall specific expressive result, unrealizable in other ways. Each of these aspects can be deepened and analyzed in relation to the interests or the educational program of the class.
Once the content is chosen, students can express themselves one of the many forms that the audiovisual language allows: short films, documentaries, collective video-diary, videoclips, journalistic reports …
Video projects in schools are an occasion for a joyful collective effort, and all the preparatory work and commitment that everyone has put into the project will always remain tangible in the video produced.