Tso Inspired Media Arts LLC is a family owned company that specializes in creating multimedia content for and with educational facilities. We provide filmmaking services, teacher trainings, workshops, curriculum development, consultant services, and assistance in all phases of digital film and theatrical productions. We lead one-day or multi-day workshops for adults and youth in short-form documentary and narrative filmmaking, place-based media arts, media literacy, digital storytelling, and community-based theatre production. We can help you to create your own film, multimedia training package on any subject, media arts integrated curriculum, or create these for you. We also consult with educators on media arts integration, educational technology, and curriculum design.
Rachel Tso is an Award-Winning Educator, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, and the Developer of Place-Based Media Arts Education and Curriculum. She has been successfully teaching youth and adults throughout the country filmmaking and theatrical skills so they could tell their own unique stories since 1992. Her passion is in facilitating students and educators in creating Place-Based Media / Theatre Arts projects that are deeply meaningful for them and their communities. Currently, she is serving as the STAR 3-to-3rd Project Coordinator through a Rural Trust Grant with the STAR School and has developed a multimedia training and workshop curriculum with 8 instructional training films and a research manual demonstrating the innovative STAR 3-to-3rd (age 3 to grade 3) project. Rachel is also a consultant throughout Northern Arizona collaborating with educators on media and arts integration.
Rachel is currently working on her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Northern Arizona University. She graduated at the head of her class with a Masters Degree in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University where she authored her effective curriculum integrating Media Arts and Literacy with Place-Based Education. She holds a B.A. from Antioch College in Environmental Communications and received her teaching certificates through Prescott College. Contact // Curriculum Vitae // IMDB
Camille Manybeads Tso is a very talented and Award-Winning young Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Script-writer, and Actor. She is also a youth mentor, and media arts workshop facilitator. She studied film at the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy, and is best known for making the award winning film, In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman, and producing several youth-made documentary projects. IMDB Page
Francis Tso is an excellent Navajo-to-English translator and cultural advisor. He grew up in the traditional Dine' (Navajo) way of life in a remote area of the Navajo Reservation. Dine' is his first language, and he studied it in college as well at Northern Arizona University. He has also been known to handle horses on set and even occasionally act.