In-School Residencies

The mission of FAMe is to promote academic success through media production curriculum. All programming integrates the core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning along with the core principles of Media Literacy Education to teach fundamental production and technical skills. FAMe's primary goal is to educate youth on creating media that matters by tapping into the inspirational and empowering effects of making and producing  media for various platforms. 

The Making of Freedman Town 2.0
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The Making of Freedman Town 2.0

A freedman's town, in the United States, refers to communities built by freedmen, former slaves who were emancipated during and after the American Civil War... Freedman Town 2.0 is a​n interactive ​gallery​ ​exhibition​ utilizing the Augmented Reality App, HP Reveal to celebrate ​the​ ​life​ ​and​ ​history​ ​of​ ​one North Texas' ​black​ ​communities in Denton, Texas.​ ​This ​exhibit includes large prints of people and places ​that​ ​chronicle​ ​this​ ​rich​ ​history.​ ​The​ ​earliest​ ​stories​ ​are about​ ​Freedman​ ​Town,​ ​the​ ​first​ ​black​ ​settlement​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​southeast​ ​part​ ​of​ Denton ​that​ ​was home​ ​to​ ​27​ ​newly​ ​freed​ ​slaves.​ ​Next​ ​are​ ​pieces​ ​about​ ​the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​Quakertown,​ ​the​ ​once thriving black​ ​community​ ​that​ ​came​ ​to​ ​an​ ​early​ ​demise​ ​when​ ​local​ ​officials​ ​wanted​ ​the​ ​community removed​ ​to​ ​make​ ​way​ ​for​ ​a​ ​‘city​ ​park’.​ ​Followed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​unique​ ​history​ ​of​ ​Solomon​ ​Hill,​ ​the neighborhood​ ​that​ ​many​ ​residents​ ​of​ ​Quakertown​ ​were​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​move​ ​to,​ ​now​ ​coined ‘Southeast​ ​Denton’,​ ​a​ ​community​ ​full​ ​of​ ​life​ ​and​ ​history, also where the original Freedman Town settlement was located.​ ​This​ ​exhibit​ ​is​ ​interactive,​ ​using​ ​full​ ​size photographs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​people​ ​and​ ​places​ ​in​ ​these​ ​communities​ ​that​ ​are​ ​linked​ ​to​ ​an​ ​Augmented Reality​ ​(AR)​ ​​ ​app.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​take​ ​any​ ​mobile​ ​device​ ​and​ ​activate​ ​a​ ​video​ ​overlay,​ ​giving​ ​pieces​ ​of Denton’s​ ​history,​ ​from​ ​Freedman​ ​Town,​ ​to​ ​Quakertown,​ ​to​ ​Southeast​ ​Denton,​ ​this​ ​is​ ​Freedman Town​ ​2.0,​ ​a​ ​living​ ​gallery​ ​that​ ​brings​ ​history​ ​to​ ​life. Project​ ​Overview: Summer of 201, Filmmaker and ​Professor, Carla​ LynDale ​Carter​-Bishop ​taught​ ​a​ ​5-week​ ​course​ ​titled,​ ​Interactive​ ​Community​ ​Video, through​ ​the​ ​Media​ ​Arts​ ​Department​ ​at​ ​the University of North Texas.​ ​During​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​18​ ​college​ ​students​ ​researched the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​Denton’s​ ​black​ ​community​ ​through​ ​various​ ​field​ ​trips​ ​to​ ​libraries,​ ​museums,​ ​archives and face-to-face interactions with the community.​ ​ ​Students​ produced ​20+ interactive​ ​videos​ ​that​ ​are​ ​triggered​ ​through​ ​various​ ​locations​ ​and​ ​images​ using​ ​an​ ​Augmented​ ​Reality​ ​App.​ ​ Follow our project on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FreedmanTown2.0/ , which also gives information about this project.
Freedman Town 2.0 Trailer
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Freedman Town 2.0 Trailer

A freedman's town, in the United States, refers to communities built by freedmen, former slaves who were emancipated during and after the American Civil War... Freedman Town 2.0 is a​n interactive ​gallery​ ​exhibition​ utilizing the Augmented Reality App, Aurasma, to celebrate ​the​ ​life​ ​and​ ​history​ ​of​ ​one North Texas' ​black​ ​communities in Denton, Texas.​ ​This ​exhibit includes large prints of people and places ​that​ ​chronicle​ ​this​ ​rich​ ​history.​ ​The​ ​earliest​ ​stories​ ​are about​ ​Freedman​ ​Town,​ ​the​ ​first​ ​black​ ​settlement​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​southeast​ ​part​ ​of​ Denton ​that​ ​was home​ ​to​ ​27​ ​newly​ ​freed​ ​slaves.​ ​Next​ ​are​ ​pieces​ ​about​ ​the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​Quakertown,​ ​the​ ​once thriving black​ ​community​ ​that​ ​came​ ​to​ ​an​ ​early​ ​demise​ ​when​ ​local​ ​officials​ ​wanted​ ​the​ ​community removed​ ​to​ ​make​ ​way​ ​for​ ​a​ ​‘city​ ​park’.​ ​Followed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​unique​ ​history​ ​of​ ​Solomon​ ​Hill,​ ​the neighborhood​ ​that​ ​many​ ​residents​ ​of​ ​Quakertown​ ​were​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​move​ ​to,​ ​now​ ​coined ‘Southeast​ ​Denton’,​ ​a​ ​community​ ​full​ ​of​ ​life​ ​and​ ​history, also where the original Freedman Town settlement was located.​ ​This​ ​exhibit​ ​is​ ​interactive,​ ​using​ ​full​ ​size photographs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​people​ ​and​ ​places​ ​in​ ​these​ ​communities​ ​that​ ​are​ ​linked​ ​to​ ​an​ ​Augmented Reality​ ​(AR)​ ​​ ​app.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​take​ ​any​ ​mobile​ ​device​ ​and​ ​activate​ ​a​ ​video​ ​overlay,​ ​giving​ ​pieces​ ​of Denton’s​ ​history,​ ​from​ ​Freedman​ ​Town,​ ​to​ ​Quakertown,​ ​to​ ​Southeast​ ​Denton,​ ​this​ ​is​ ​Freedman Town​ ​2.0,​ ​a​ ​living​ ​gallery​ ​that​ ​brings​ ​history​ ​to​ ​life. Project​ ​Overview: Summer of 201, Filmmaker and ​Professor, Carla​ LynDale ​Carter​-Bishop ​taught​ ​a​ ​5-week​ ​course​ ​titled,​ ​Interactive​ ​Community​ ​Video, through​ ​the​ ​Media​ ​Arts​ ​Department​ ​at​ ​the University of North Texas.​ ​During​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​18​ ​college​ ​students​ ​researched the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​Denton’s​ ​black​ ​community​ ​through​ ​various​ ​field​ ​trips​ ​to​ ​libraries,​ ​museums,​ ​archives and face-to-face interactions with the community.​ ​ ​Students​ produced ​20+ interactive​ ​videos​ ​that​ ​are​ ​triggered​ ​through​ ​various​ ​locations​ ​and​ ​images​ using​ ​an​ ​Augmented​ ​Reality​ ​App.​ ​ Follow our project on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FreedmanTown2.0/ , which also gives information about this project.
Voices of the Hill
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Voices of the Hill

Located in Summit County, Twinsburg Heights is made up of 14 streets in Twinsburg, Ohio. It is listed as a census-designated place or CDP, which basically means it’s a community that doesn’t enjoy the same rights as the rest of Twinsburg. Through the years, it’s earned a reputation for being scary—a false stereotype deeply rooted in racism (the Klu Klux Klan once stood at the bottom of the hill that divides the area from Twinsburg in an effort to intimidate the segregated African-American population). For many years the city largely ignored the Heights. Its citizens had to fight for such basic necessities as roads and street lights. In fact, they didn’t have running water until 1973. But despite the lack of support, Heights residents always rallied together, helping their neighbors, even teaming up to build a community center. Their inspiring story is the focus of VOICES OF THE HILL, a documentary that was made mainly by Twinsburg high school students. It’s a heartfelt tribute to the hardworking men and women who built their neighborhood with an abundance of blood, sweat, and tears. Focused.Arts.Media.eDucation. was founded in 2013 by filmmaker and educator, Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop. Carter-Bishop utilizes a hands-on approach and her extensive background in education to teach young people the art or making media that matters in their communities. She has developed in-school residencies as well as summer documentary workshops for youth. Projects produced by students have screened in international film festivals and in local screenings at schools, libraries, and community events. Her curriculum is based the concepts of Media Literacy Education and the theory of Design Thinking where film is used as a solution to real-world issues in communities. Youth that have participated in FAMe programming have gone on to colleges to major in film production and studies. FAMe is currently based in North Texas in the DFW area but has roots in Cleveland, Ohio where it all began. Visit www.focusedarts.com for more information