Movie Making Summer Camp | Film School for Kids | Production | Video Editing
🎬 In this engaging camp, learners will grasp the basics of film-making and unleash their creativity as they write, plan, film, and edit their very own movies from start to finish in 4 days. #creative
Dana Leon | The Movie Kids Guide
30 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 86 learners
learners per class
$25 per class
Meets 4x per week
Over 1 week
45 minutes per class
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Get ready to roll cameras and make some cinema magic! 🎬 I'm so excited to bring this bootcamp-style film class to OutSchool. In this camp, we'll cover all the ins and outs of the film-making process, from pre-production to post-production. And by the end, you'll have your very own short film to show off to the world. This camp is perfect for movie buffs of all levels. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll get individualized feedback and guidance to help you bring your movie...
This class is taught in English.
Learners will develop basic skills with all aspects of the filmmaking process.
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.
Learners are expected to show up each day with the previous day's work completed. Any work not completed during class, should be completed before the next day. If your child needs extra support outside of the camp, I can create an additional camp for learners who need extra support to get through the process with a finished film.
1 file available upon enrollmentLearners will need to either use a notebook or word document to draft their movies. Templates will be provided as Google Docs and Word Docs. But I will also demonstrate how to draft a script in a notebook. Any type of digital camera: smartphone, tablet, even a computer camera will work for some movies, but we will make it work.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Assessment will occur throughout each day. Informal assessment will occur during activities, with verbal feedback given. 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.
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 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. I prefer to teach editing in iMovie because it is one of the most simple free video editors that doesn't require users to have an account. Adobe Premiere Rush is a great alternative for anyone working on a phone or tablet that isn't an apple device.
I have used my own experience and the following sites to plan this course: https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/vocabulary-learning-filmmaking-vocabulary https://imagesoundandstory.teachable.com/courses/
Dana Leon | The Movie Kids Guide
Certified Special Education Teacher, Math and Film Enthusiast
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
30 total reviews
119 completed classes
Welcome! I am Dana Leon, AKA The Movie Kids Guide™. I am a certified teacher, professional editor, and author of The Movie Kids book series. I love to create fun, engaging lessons that are accessible for all learners. Check out The Movie Kids...