ANIMAFEST PRO | LECTURES | TED-Ed: Where Education Meets Animation, Gerta Xhelo
TED-Ed: Where Education Meets Animation, Gerta Xhelo
TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. TED-Ed collaborates with educators , independent animation film-makers, and studios to produce award winning animated shorts on a vast array of subjects, including science, philosophy, history, political theory, mathematics, etc.
This presentation will include a brief screening of TED-Ed’s selected shorts, followed by a discussion on TED-Ed’s curation and production process and the unique creative challenges filmmakers face when creating animation for educational purposes. TED-Ed will also present a number of topics for potential animated shorts (spanning the range from science and mathematics to art and philosophy). Filmmakers in the audience will be invited to propose a treatment on how to creatively approach each short. There will be additional “office hours” during the festival for filmmakers to discuss their proposals. TED-Ed will be awarding the lessons to those with the most fitting proposal.