Working with children has always been a passion of mine for the unfiltered and amazing creativity only kids are capable of! I love to be guided by their extraordinarily free imagination, and children love the way I listen to their ideas and help them to turn inspirations into real movies. Kids create animation movies with Minecraft toys, they animate doodles and pokemon cards on whiteboards, they build characters and props using a giant bag of Legos for stop-motion animations, and they will ultimately learn video tricks and special effects that will look like magic (disappearing, ghosts, and reverse video) while filming each other having a blast in the playground!! Each child uses a provided iPad to film their creations, and they go home with a DVD of their movies on the last day of class for their family and friends to enjoy with them!!!
Among our customers are the Wilmette Park District Recreation Center (for pre-schoolers and elementary age kids), after-school clubs at McKenzie, Central and Harper Elementary schools in Wilmette District 39, and the Chicago Union League (Summer Camp for 6-12y.o.). This is a hands-on workshop type of class where kids work on iPads and mini-stages to create their own fabulous movies, including voice-overs, music of their choice, and animation of titles/credits! Each child goes home with a link to a web page to download all their video creations from on the last day of classes.
Would you like to request a class? We are available for Summer Camps, after-school clubs, and general recreation kids classes. Contact us here for availability. Browse the VIDEO GALLERY above to watch samples of movies from previous classes.