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 below are some helpful websites that contain a multitude of resources for future Oscar winners.
Please note: Brave Writer does not necessarily endorse
all of the websites’ views or associations.
- Scholarships, Grants, Tools, & Resources for the Student Filmmaker.
- Stop Motion Technical Resources plus Advice and Instruction by StoneSoup.
- How to Master the Structure of Script Writing by Nick Zurko gives introductory advice. The article is part of the New York Film Academy’s Student Resources section which is filled with how-to guides.
- Brave Writer’s Scriptwriting online class!
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.
Also, check out Brave Writer’s Movie Discussion Club. Perfect for budding cinephiles!
Need help commenting meaningfully on plot, characterization, make-up and costumes, acting, setting and even film editing? Check out our eleven page guide, Brave Writer Goes to the Movies. Also, tell us about a film you and your kids watched together (along with a pic if you have one) and if we share it on the blog you’ll receive a free copy!
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