Our MiniMakers kicked the summer off with film making, the first session of Maker Camp. In this camp, the students created movie trailers in groups and finished off with stop motion films.
Our MiniMakers learned the process of how films are made in the professional world. They learned photography and film terms, made storyboards to plan their films, wrote scripts, made props, filmed, and edited their projects.
For filming the movie trailers, the students shot their footage in front of a greenscreen and picked backgrounds to replace the green with. On iMovie, they also added transitions between scenes, titles, and audio.
The second week of the camp session, the students began by making flip books to understand how stop motion works, and finished the week off by filming their own short stop motions with the iPad app iStopMotion and using stations that held their environments and iPads.
Film Camp ended with a showcase of the students’ films on July 2nd.