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Movie Makers: Make a Movie | Start to Finish (Film School for Kids) 9-Week FLEX

Do you have a story to tell? Join this 9-week flex class to learn all about the movie making process and make a short movie from start to finish. This class is perfect for students who would like to learn about the movie-making process.
Dana Leon | B.S. Math | M.P.S. Education
10 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
No live meetings
Over 9 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Aug 12

Aug 12 - Oct 14 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Aug 19

Aug 19 - Oct 21 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Aug 26

Aug 26 - Oct 28 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Sep 2

Sep 2 - Nov 4 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Sep 2

Sep 2 - Nov 4 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Oct 7

Oct 7 - Dec 9 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Nov 4

Nov 4 - Dec 30 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Dec 2

Dec 2, 2022 - Feb 3, 2023 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Jan 6, 2023

Jan 6, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time

Fri Feb 3, 2023

Feb 3, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023 (9 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will develop basic skills with all aspects of the filmmaking process. 
This course also fulfills several common core and state standards, please reach out if you will need these. 
Before becoming a teacher, I worked as a second assistant director and production assistant on a couple of independent films. I wrote and directed my own short film in my studies at a summer film program at USC. 
Students are expected to show up each week with the previous week's work completed. If you need extra support with any of these lessons, I will provide a discount code to my related one-time classes, feedback on submitted work, or links to informational videos. 
I will be providing templates for students to use to create storyboards, they may need help printing these out.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Assessment will occur regularly through activities embedded within lessons, on homework and on the final short-film project. 

There will also be informal check-ins where I assess the status of the class and determine if everyone is ready to move on. I will use these check ins to inform partnerships. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Depending on their story ideas, learners may need help with creating props, sets, acting, and filming. Nothing elaborate is necessary but I also try to avoid squashing creativity with practicality. I've have students make movies with their dolls when they couldn't get actors together in time. 

This course uses websites such as Flipgrid and Kahoot. Students may need to set up an account at these sites, or sign on with their google account. 

We will also be sharing our scripts with each other through Google Docs for peer review / editing. Please ensure that any identifiable information is not given in your child's google user name (such as full name, birthdate, location, ...).

Learners will need to have the iMovie app (Apple products) or a similar movie-editing app to complete the editing portion of the course. 
I have used my own experience and the following sites to plan this course:


Dana Leon | B.S. Math | M.P.S. Education
Lives in the United States
Certified Special Education Teacher, Math and Film Enthusiast
10 total reviews
33 completed classes

About Me

I offer bootcamps, FLEX classes and a variety of one-time classes that can be auto-scheduled.

I believe students of all ages learn best when they are actively engaged. This can be through play or learning through a topic that interests them. This... 
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