I’m giving a talk about drama in learning at this year’s Learning Technologies event on May the 4th. so of course I had to reference Star Wars! This piece features ideas from the talk – in which I look at classic story structure and the power of drama to stimulate transcendent thinking. The notion of transcendent thinking – which leverages procedural and semantic memories in the service of broader knowledge – comes from learning researcher and theorist Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Rear Window is a classic movie and a technical tour de force. But it’s not the kind of technique that draws attention to itself. In this episode I look at Hitchcock’s use of the Kuleshov effect and explain the stealthy power of fundamental film technique that anyone thinking of making a video drama should be aware of.