I love it when my kids ask if they can use the Flip cam to make a “movie.” It doesn’t matter to me or to them what they are going to shoot. What I love is them planning a scene, acting it out and making sure they capture it just how they want it. I love the creativity that goes into deciding what they are going to shoot and the teamwork they need to pull it off.
Walsh loves to create battle scenes with his Lego men. He also likes to shoot what he’s playing on his Nintendo DSi. (I guess because he watches how to get through hard stages of video games on You Tube so he is looking to recreate that.)
It’s just so easy now for kids to make “movies.” The equipment is often readily accessible at home, small, easy to understand and gives immediate satisfaction as they can watch it on the camera, on the computer or on their TV.
I think the big difference today from the ’70s is the kids don’t think of it so much as making movies but as making You Tube videos. They want to post their videos and get comments.
Are your kids making their own movies? What type of equipment are they using to shoot? Do they use editing systems like in Macs? Are they posting on You Tube? Are they inviting friends over to watch? What are their favorite topics to shoot?
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