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Movie Making Camp

This week is film week for Jackson. He is co-starring in a short film this weekend which means our days will be interrupted by Covid tests, fittings, production meetings, and everything else required to get ready to be on set. We decided to mirror the movie-making process in our downtime this week and host Movie Making Camp of our own.

Each day will focus on a different aspect of the filmmaking process. While we are still deciding whether to use a script the kids drafted last year or to draft a new one, we will spend the other days shooting, editing, and having an outdoor screening of the movie when it is complete.

Plans for the week include a wide age range of activities, including:

  • Drafting, Shooting & Editing a short film
  • Making movie snacks like popcorn balls, homemade slushies, and pretzels
  • Creating costumes and props

As always, you are welcome to join us. The supply list and schedule are listed below.

June 21-June 24

Art/CraftCostume Design &
Set Building
Costume Design &
Set Building

Film Movie
Edit Movie
Indoor ActivityDraft The Script
Begin Shooting

Film Movie Edit Movie
Outdoor Activity swimming biking swimming
Food FunMake Popcorn Balls

Nachos with Cheese
Homemade Slushies Homemade Soft Pretzels
Resources/BooksRead: Record it Shooting & Editing Digital Video

Making a Movie

Making a Movie

Cool Careers
Movie Director

Video: I want to be a
film director

Field Trip Fridays

Where We Are GoingOther Fieldtrip Ideas
Actual Film Set
Drive In Movie

Activity Supplies

We use a combination of the supplies on this list as well as some supplies we already have at home. We do receive a small commission for any purchases made using this included link.

Grocery Supplies

Click the arrows next to each recipe to reveal the grocery supplies needed to make it.

Pop Corn Balls
  • Popped Popcorn
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
Nachos with Cheese Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese or processed American cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Nacho Chips
Homemade Slushies
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Drink Mix such as Kool-Aid
Homemade Soft Pretzels
  • Olive or canola oil for bowl
  •  ¼ cup baking soda (yes that is correct, ¼ cup)
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • Pretzel salt or coarse sea salt for sprinkling