Dear Ms Obama

A film by Amanda Rife

The Future of Education is based on a letter I wrote to the first lady, Mrs. Obama. In my letter I tell her about my school, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, why I like my school, and why I believe that there should be more schools like the Ann Richards School.

My film highlights the main points of my letter with a narration and animation. I did the whole animation by hand. I drew the pictures, inked them, colored them, scanned them, ran them through PowerPoint and keynote, and then assembled the film with audio in iMovie. I made my video as a part of the Dear Michelle summer camp, which is held at my school every year. In the camp everyone makes a video version of their letters, working through the filmmaking process. We learn how to make films, follow copyright laws, and other important skills .