Approaching the Elephant
Team: Sonna Kim, Alexander Khost, Amanda Wilder.
About the Project: Explore a year in the lives of young children at a “free school” (where rules are created democratically) through interlocking video that offers multiple narratives.
After reading the initial quote, click anywhere on the page to see the interactive site. Since this is a prototype, there are four sample scenes, the actual project will have many more.
- HTML5 & CSS3: The basic building blocks for building a website.
- Google Fonts: Used for custom, web-friendly fonts.
- Dropbox: Used to share files between members of the team.
- Final Cut Pro: Video-editing software.
Alexander Khost is a father, artist, educator, and web developer. His work focuses on collaboration through non-coercive processes and a positive community impact through actual hands-on experiential learning and play. Khost founded the Teddy McArdle Free School upon which the documentary Approaching the Elephant is based.
Amanda Wilder is a filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. Her short film subjects include toil textile artist Richard Saja and Mayah, a girl unschooled on a farm in Vermont. Approaching the Elephant will be Wilder’s first feature. The documentary was recently selected for IFP Labs, IFP’s year-long mentorship program.