Intro to Filmmaking

Rising Grades 3 to 4

Work together with other students and start telling stories with video.

Through exercises, students learn basic principles of filmmaking including thinking in shots, making every picture tell the story, connecting by showing actors' faces, and building sequences. Next, as a class, they write, plan, shoot, and edit a short film.

Students use tripod-mounted video cameras, boom microphones, and Apple iMovie. They share films to a private website for home viewing.

"My son had a great time!"

- Jason and Diana R, Chantilly, VA

"My son loved the opportunity to work from start to finish on a project that allowed him to write, act, and work with the technology."

- Nicole W, Alexandria, VA