Why Learn Filmmaking?
The world is evolving and so is Education today. Media education is already an established part of UK education transiting this to the next electronic era. In the UK, an initiative is underway to ensure that students are given the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of film and to enjoy the creative activity of filmmaking.
“We live in an age when to be literate means to be as familiar with images on a screen as with text on a page, and to be as confident with a camera or a keyboard as with a pen.” – Film: 21st Century Literary – A strategy for film education across the UK
Similarly here in Hong Kong, schools are increasingly incorporating the use of film in their curriculum. Whilst few schools have already established filmmaking into their curriculum, many are following suit collaborating with filmmakers to establish a film culture and to incorporate film as a median to communicate their work.
Junior Snappers has been involved in this change since 2012 and working with some school to run filmmaking camps. Our team of passionate filmmakers aims to share the technique of filmmaking with children; to give them a head start in today’s multi-media oriented society. The knowledge they acquire through filmmaking is vital to help them communicate in today’s technology education era.
2018 Filmmaking Summer Camp
A Week of Fun Filmmaking Workshop (3-4 hours per session).
This is a fun, hands-on, dynamic and interactive filmmaking workshop for kids to explore their imagination.
They will explore a genre, use their imagination to create characters, develop dialogue and plots and learn storyboarding skills. They will learn about cinematography, directing, art department, sound and production of a film.
Students will have the opportunity to discover and explore their potential of interest be it screenwriting, storyboarding, acting, directing, camera or art department and develop their area of expertise.
They will learn about the importance of teamwork, respecting and listening to others, problem-solving & resolution, project & time management to finish a short film.
Snapshot of the 4/5-day program:
Day 1: A brief introduction to filmmaking. Explore film genres and create a short story from concept to screenplay.
Day 2: Finish screenplay and storyboarding. Introduction to camera angles and practical skills.
Day 3 to 4: Shoot Days
Day 4/5: Finish shooting or reshoot. For group 1, time permitting, we will select the takes and assemble a rough edit together. For group 2, raw footage will be transfer to individuals for each student to edit at their own pace. Your child should bring their own computer or external hard disk for footage transfer. We will be using iMovie for demonstration.
Programme One: 5-Day 2018 Filmmaking Summer Camp for Kids age 8 to 11/12 years
Morning session from 10 am to 1 pm (3hr per session, a total 15hr)
Programme Two: 4-Day 2018 Filmmaking Summer Camp for Teens age 12/13 to 15/16 years
Afternoon Session a total of 15hr, no class on Wed.
Mon, Tue, Thu: 2 pm to 6 pm and Fri: 2 pm to 5 pm
Venue: G/F, 1 Leung I Fong, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. (Note: Subject to change if there are more than 10 students.)
Camp 1: Aug 6 to 10, 2018
Camp 2: Aug 13 to 17, 2018
Camp 3: Aug 20 to 24, 2018