Dear DVIA Families,
I had the great pleasure of visiting your kids in their classrooms this week to talk about the upcoming film festival. They might have come home with a bracelet style flyer announcing the film festival and directing you to look out for an informational email. This is the email you are looking for!
The FAN film fest crew is busy working on putting together another day of community, conversation and celebration of creative expression through Kid Made Movies happening on Saturday November 5, 12-3pm. We will meet at noon for a potluck/popcorn lunch. Then we will be viewing and discussing student submitted works. If the filmmakers are interested, there will be opportunities for Q&A sessions after the screenings to talk about their ideas and creations.
I know the deadline is rapidly approaching and you might feel like you can’t get things together in time. Please remain calm and participate anyway!
We are accepting submissions in all states of creation. If all you have is the rough start of an idea, great! Put it in the festival. A work in progress? Awesome! Put it in the festival. A finished movie? I want to see it! Put it in the festival. This is a relaxed, no pressure event, to celebrate our student’s creativity. Maybe you don’t have a film but are looking to be inspired. Wonderful! Come to the event and watch movies and try something new by attending one of our workshops.
All submissions will be uploaded onto YouTube. This will become the playlist that is shown during the event. A private YouTube page for DVIA has been created and the login information will be sent out in the school newsletter on Sunday, October 30. All submission must be uploaded no later than the end of the day on Thursday, November 3.
To enhance your family's homeschooling (I'm looking at you work journal) and filmmaking experience, we will be hosting a series of Filmmakers Toolbox Workshops in the two weeks leading up to the event. These events are completely free and open to everyone at our school. They are put on by parent volunteers, who are also working professionals in the film and television industry.
Film Theory, Monday October 17, 5-7pm
Let’s get together and talk about what makes a great movie great. We’ll look at a couple of clips from scenes from animated and live-action films and break down different techniques that the filmmakers used effectively. We will also talk about how you can incorporate these techniques into your own film making at home. Sign up HERE
The Language of Film Workshop, 2 Saturdays, October 22 and 29, 10am-12pm
The Language of Film Workshop will provide our children with fundamental film production skills that will assist them in their creation of fun, entertaining and informative visual content. This workshop will focus on Live Action film making techniques and will cover terminology commonly used in film production and tools needed to create films. It will culminate in cameras rolling and each member of the workshop shooting their own one to two minute project using the techniques and skills acquired through the workshop. Sign up HERE.
Animators Toolkit, Monday October 24, 5-7pm
Are you wondering how you can create your own animations at home? Come to this workshop to learn easy and fun techniques, strategies and apps that can be used to quickly and effectively make your own animated dreams come true. Sign up HERE
Thank you for reading this far. I love you and I love supporting your kids’ movie making ambitions. I’ll see you at the movies!