Frank Guttler - 20 Years in the Space where Education, Technology, Literacy & the Movies Collide
"Learning to communicate powerful ideas with words,
images & sound is not about the next generation of filmmaking,
it's about the next generation of literacy." - Frank Guttler
Teacher digital media arts training & coaching is available to raise the confidence and technical skill of educators interested in integrating digital storytelling and digital media arts into their mainstream curriculum.
Lights Camera Learn! online workshops & seminars are 6-12 hours, project-based, fully customizable and available year-round.
Short & long term in class workshops connecting with existing curriculum & custom designed project-based media arts workshop. 4-8 weeks, semester or year long residencies are offered.
“Frank Guttler is amazingly talented and knowledgeable in all things related to storytelling and filmmaking. I feel extremely fortunate that he was able to share his expertise and unique perspective with my young filmmakers and me. My success and therefore the success of my students is in large part due to Frank's guidance, patience and valuable feedback. Mr. Guttler's greatest strength, however, is his dedication to and love for his craft, as evidenced by his passionate yet professional instruction.”
-Nancy Blair, Cathedral City High School, English Language Arts
“Frank Guttler is a phenomenal resource for classroom teachers who wish to implement digital storytelling within their core curriculum. His focus on movie-making as the writing process in action lends itself well to all content areas. Frank's approachable demeanor, empathetic approach, and ability to foster collaborative environments makes him ideal to work with students. The Four C's of Common Core (Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking & Creativity) are evident in Frank's body of work."
-Jessica Pack, 2014 California Teacher of the Year, James Workman Middle School
"Frank works with students breaking down the film process. He has a very natural way of interacting with the students and making complex ideas accessible to them. Frank works well with kids and adults alike. I've seen him navigate different personalities with ease and with the intention that all people who he encounters are made to feel as if they matter.”
- Christine Kirov, Nellie Coffman Middle School
“Frank was wonderful to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable about film making. He is a great teacher and mentor. He is does a great job teaching and working with students.”
-Mardi Hagar, Two Bunch Palms Elementary, Assistant Principal
“Frank Guttler has been a mentor and I have learned so much from him about digital storytelling. His inspiration has developed into a passion that I cannot let go and have been able to share with my students. I hope to continue to grow and learn and improve my skills as a filmmaker because of his time, patience, and dedication.”
-Lynn Yada, Desert Learning Academy, Grades 4-5