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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
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$25 per class
Meets 4x per week
Over 1 week
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

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 enrollment
Learners 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:


Dana Leon | The Movie Kids Guide
Lives in the United States
Certified Special Education Teacher, Math and Film Enthusiast
30 total reviews
119 completed classes

About Me

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. 

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