deadCENTER is a firm believer in the power of education. So, each fall, we travel around the state to different schools to lead classes on film production, script writing, film festivals and basic storytelling. Over the past two years, we have connected with over 3,000 students of all ages from small rural towns to big city schools.

For younger students, we use short animated, narrative and documentary shorts to discuss the elements of basic storytelling, from picking topics to creating compelling characters to introducing conflict in the story.

For middle and high school students, we walk through the entire film production process from script to screen, laying out the different departments and skills that make up a film set. And, we explore the various film education opportunities available in and outside of Oklahoma.

For college students, we focus more on storytelling and creating student shorts that can be competitive on the film festival circuit. We go over distribution models and discuss the advantages of festivals versus online distribution.

If you are interested in having deadCENTER come to your school, please email us at


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