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What materials are needed?

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  • Free software will be provided for assignment and reels submissions, and recording/listening to feedback; You will need an internet connected device.

  • Pencil and paper are needed for writing and sketching.

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Tell me more about the online exhibition?

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  • At the end of the program, participants will submit their final story reels to the online film exhibition, and each team will have their own dedicated page showcasing their final reels.

  • Students will have the opportunity to vote on peer recognition awards, and the chance to receive a reaction video from an industry expert.

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How will the peer feedback be structured?

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  • Four teams will be grouped together to form a studio and each participant will be responsible for providing weekly feedback on the other team’s submitted work.

  • Once each team’s submission is posted, participants will receive an email notification with links to other teams in the cohort whose work is ready for review and feedback.

  • Adult moderators will review all feedback before it is made available to participants.

  • Participants will receive an additional email notification when feedback on their work is available to view.

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How do I become part of a team?

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  • Students enrolled by their school or after school program will be assigned to a team by their educator or facilitator upon registration.

  • Students wanting to join independently and work individually are welcome to do so. Just complete the registration to enroll.

  • Xperiential is designed to allow for the same level of structure and support whether participating within a team or independently.

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What type of guidance will the student teams receive?

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  • The Live Sessions will provide students with insight into all aspects of storytelling and filmmaking, hearing about the Pixar process directly from Pixar story artists, including Q&A.

  • The weekly content includes engaging exercises for participants to apply concepts while learning the framework needed to craft their story along the way.

  • A key aspect of the program is the weekly peer feedback each team receives to guide their story development and revisions.

  • Participants can also email help@storyxperiential.com for additional support.

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What makes Story Xperiential unique?

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  • Xperiential was designed by the team who produced Pixar in a Box, in partnership with student and educator advisors, and features Pixar story artists for each Live Session.

  • Participants will get behind the scenes exposure of what it’s like working within the industry and gain invaluable hands-on experience doing cross-curricular projects while developing 21st century skills needed for college, career and life readiness.

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How many participants will be in the program?

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  • We can accommodate up to 250 teams or 1000 students, as we are still in the pilot phase.

  • We plan to grow the program to be accessible to many more students in the future.

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What is the time commitment per week?

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Students will spend approximately 5 hours per week on the 

Story Xperiential program:

  • 30-45 minutes for the Live Sessions (recordings will be posted 2 hours after each session)

  • 3-4 hours collaborating on the weekly projects

  • 20 minutes giving feedback to other participant teams

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What if participants cannot attend the Monday live sessions at the set scheduled time?

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  • Live sessions can be attended in real time from any location, independently or in a facilitated setting. 

  • Schools/programs/individuals also have the option to watch the recorded session when it fits in their schedule (recordings posted within 2 hours of the live session).

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How is Story Xperiential structured?

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  • The week starts with a live session featuring Pixar story artists on Mondays at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.

  • Participants spend 3-4 hours during the week working on their projects. Weekly assignments are due by end of day Fridays.

  • Project work can be done in any setting, including in a classroom or after school, or independently.

  • Peer feedback on project deliverables is due on Mondays.

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STORY

HOW IT WORKS
Each week, you will work toward a final storyreel with a new deadline that mimics Pixar’s process.
THE PROJECT

​Every team in our program will create a storyreel of their own short film. 

 

A storyreel is a rough draft of an animated film using rough drawings edited together in a sequence. Every Pixar film begins as a storyreel to see if the story is working before it goes into animation.

  • Our program is designed to work in teams of 1-4 people
  • The cost is $50 per team, for 13-18 cohort
  • The cost is $250 per team, for adult cohort
  • Designed to work asynchronously
  • 1-hour live online session with Pixar storytellers each Monday 5pm PST (will be recorded)
  • Approximately 4-5 hours of work per week required to complete the program
OVERVIEW
  • Starting Feb 2022
  • 1-hour livestream each Monday @ 5pm PST/8pm EST
  • Recordings posted after each session
  • Weekly work submissions on Fridays
  • Weekly peer feedback due Mondays
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