Resources for Young Filmmakers
For an upcoming Movie Night, instead of popping in a DVD or watching an instant flick on Netflix, you might enjoy a motion picture your child has filmed!
If any of your kids show an interest in making movies then here are some helpful websites* that contain a multitude of resources for future Oscar winners:
Resources for Young Filmmakers is by the Portland Children’s Film Festival and shares a ton of links. They cover the basics, filming and editing techniques, sources for royalty free music and sound effects, and more!
Children’s Guide to Filmmaking is a free 21-page downloadable pdf from Far Out Films, a group of “award-winning volunteer film makers, based in Melbourne, Australia.” It’s a step-by-step guide to making a first film.
Ten Tips For Beginning Filmmakers is an informative YouTube video by DSLRFilmSchool.
If you have younger kids who aren’t quite ready for breakable equipment: Low Tech Cardboard TV project!
For inspiration, here’s an under two minutes film by G (a homeschooled teen) called, “A Short Snow Drama.” Be sure to watch till the end! And read more about how the movie was made on the blog, Almost Unschoolers.
*Please note: Brave Writer does not necessarily endorse all of the websites’ views or associations
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