Hitchcock film explored in STEPs summer camp at IUSB


Message to a Murderer is a short film based on a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, shot, edited, and now distributed by a handful of  STEPs summer camp participants on the campus of IUSB.

STEPs (Summer Teen Enrichment Programs) is an activity-centered summer program for high IUSBstepsschool students entering grades 9-12. Taught by IU South Bend faculty, each of our one-week intensive learning “camps” introduces students to a different area of college study through lively, hands-on projects.

This camp is the latest iteration of the Media Camp that I have run in summers past at Penn High School with the goal of teaching young people how to tell stories using images and sound.

Read more about our day to day workflows and watch the film here.


Published by: Kevin McNulty

Kevin McNulty is a language and media teacher at the secondary level. He also makes films and presentations. Some of his topics include: writing instruction, teaching multilingual learners, project-based learning, showcase portfolios, and educational technology. He manages his school’s television studio and helps students and fellow teachers craft mass media messages. Kevin holds a BA in English from Indiana University and an MA in English from Middlebury College. Find out more at ktmcnulty.com or follow him @ktmcnulty.

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