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American Girl Writing & Acting 5-Day Camp

Learn filmmaking with dolls! In this writing and art camp, students write the script, plan using a storyboard, and film a video to watch at a final premiere day. 🎥
Theresa Pickett
194 total reviews for this teacher
155 reviews for this class
Completed by 645 learners
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$30 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
55 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will write a script, plan using a storyboard, and film a movie.
💫 Certified teacher in Elementary Education, ESOL, and Middle School Social Studies
💫 BA in History, M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt
💫 Creator of movies - along with my family - that have won numerous awards and shown in festivals around the country
💫 Movie credits include actress, producer, casting director, and publicist
💫 Web, video, and written content creator (YouTube, social media, and blogging)
💫 Multiple collaborations with American Girl for 5 years, building a collection of over 22 dolls & accessories
💫 Collaboration with Disney involved flying to Hollywood to write & share posts from the red carpet of 'Coco' and 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure'
Monday: Share your Flipgrid Introduction video. Finish brainstorming a list of ideas for your script, and begin writing the script. Download any app you plan to use for filming. Begin making props. 

Tuesday: Flipgrid Practice with Technology video is due no later than Thursday. Continue writing the script, which you will read aloud in class tomorrow.

Wednesday: Revise and edit your script. Finish your props, choose sound effects, and begin filming.

Thursday: Film your movie. Make sure to upload to Flipgrid so we can celebrate and watch it in class tomorrow!

Friday: No homework.
Required ∙ Device (Any phone, tablet, or computer should work with Flipgrid and Stop Motion Studio, but iMovie is available only on Apple products) ∙ Writing supplies (Pencil & paper, digital document, or the printable workbook) ∙ Flipgrid ∙ Steady surface or tripod ∙ Location for filming ∙ Doll or person to use as an actor (All types of dolls are optional: Our Generation, Barbie, or LOL dolls will work fine) ∙ Props Optional ∙ 'My Doll Journal and Filmmaking Notebook' - https://amzn.to/3Rp8qQq ∙ A second device for filming during class time ∙ Green screen ∙ Stop Motion Studio Pro ∙ iMovie
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Flipgrid requires a Microsoft or Google logon to use it. Please set it up before the first class.


Theresa PickettCertified Teacher
194 total reviews
146 completed classes

About Me

My name is Theresa Pickett, and I am a lifelong learner. I believe all students can grow, and that all students enjoy learning. I love teaching. I received my M.Ed and teaching certification from Vanderbilt University and a BA in History from... 
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