Film School with Jim Sill - PC038

Jim Sill is here all the way from Down Under and he’s taking us to film school.

After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Using his industry experience, he created an award-winning video production program at El Diamante High School in Visalia, California. By involving students in real-world video projects, they garnered awards and recognition at the local, state, and national levels. With experience producing local television and industrial videos for non-profit organizations, many of his former students now work in the industry.

Today, Jim lives in Melbourne, Australia and works with schools across the Asia Pacific. In addition to keynotes and leading professional development workshops, Jim helps develop educational initiatives for the team all around the world. As a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, an Apple Certified Trainer, Jim enjoys presenting on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.

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Main Segment

What school movie moment do we wish we were there for? 

Donnie’s Top 2

Jeff’s Top 2

Jim’s Top 2

Jesse’s Top 2

  • The Topeka, KS house party from Almost Famous
  • Teen Wolf Basketball game/Revenge of the Nerds concert scene/School of Rock concert/Party Scene from Weird Science/All Valley Karate Championship

Something Useless Donnie Found Online:

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