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Movie Maker: The Ultimate Guide to Making Films
Movie Maker: The Ultimate Guide to Making Films

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Ages: 8+
Grade Levels: 4+

Availability: Out of print.
Product Code: 117-715
Out of print.

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Movie Making for Kids
With the proliferation of cell phones and compact shoot-and-share video cameras, movie-making is not just a career it is a way of life. Thanks to the technical innovations that now come standard on most cell phones, there's nothing holding your child back from making his first film.

From Pre-Production to Actual Screening
Movie Maker has everything an aspiring filmmaker needs to make a captivating movie using a digital camera or cell phone. The forty-eight-page director's handbook takes you step by step from pre-production to screening the finished movie. The Movie Maker handbook discusses types of films, genres, and many aspects of movie production, including location scouting, casting, equipment, types of shots, music and sound, lighting, and much more. It also explains all the basic terms so your child will learn the difference between a close-up, a mid shot, a tilt, and a pan.

Just Add Camera and Computer
Besides the director's handbook, Movie Maker also includes a CD with sound effects; several sheets of push-out props, such as fake mustaches; a storyboard; a build-it-yourself paper robot for a stop-motion movie; even tickets for the premiere of the movie. In addition, the box can be used as a clapper-board essential to all good filmmaking. Movie Maker is a terrific kit for any child who has an interest in movies. Just add a camera and a computer for editing and turn your child loose. For ages eight and older.
  • A working clapper-board/chalkboard
  • A forty-eight-page, illustrated director's handbook
  • A fill-in storyboard
  • A CD of sound effects
  • Costuming and props such as push-out mustaches and tattoo stickers
  • Animation aids, including a push-out studio set and characters
  • Premiere night essentials: push-out tickets, a poster template, and more!
    Made in China

  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Somewhat of a disppointment May 31, 2012
    Reviewer: Cyndi  
    This product was disappointing for me. We bought it last Christmas for my 3 older chidren (8 to 12). They also received a Flip camera for their own (family) use. They glanced through the book over the holidays but haven't picked it up since even though it sits where we keep the camera. I think they aren't sure how to use it. I will probably need to sit down with them this summer and show them how they can use it. It isn't really easy to just get out and use. It may also be the inerests and ages of my children

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Fun way to learn a useful skill May 31, 2012
    Reviewer: frontporchrocker  
    My young teens opened this the MOMENT it arrived. They dug into it right away and within 1 hour had their first movie idea and mini plot. This product is unique and piqued their curiosity from the get go. I can't wait to see the 1st movie my teens create!

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