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How To Prepare Your Child For A Career In Movie-Making

Author: Robert Smith
by Robert Smith
Posted: Oct 01, 2014
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Most parents probably wouldn’t consider pushing their kids in the direction of a movie-making career. It simply isn’t the type of career that most parents dream of for their kids. The real reason that some parents might think their child’s talents lie in that particular direction is an incessant desire to create films. Some kids seem to be born with a love for movies and continue to pursue their interests in any way possible. Having their siblings and friends dress up to act in their backyard productions may be a regular event. If so, they may be destined to attend film school and learn the skills for making truly memorable movies.

Film schools are either private institutions or parts of universities where courses in all areas of movie making are taught. The problem with these schools is that they are designed to teach adults, not children who are still in school. Even so, there are solutions that will not only satisfy your child’s curiosity about making movies, but will also give them something to do during their summer break. Kids’ film camps are a great stepping stone towards film school and they offer a variety of interesting lessons kids will love to learn.

A number of kids’ camps are offering film as an area of interest to their camps to give teens the chance to learn what it is like to be the power behind the camera. Most camp sessions are one week or longer with some offering sessions of 6 weeks or longer and they give campers the chance to write, shoot, direct and edit their very own film! This is a great way to put your child’s talents to the test and find out whether their passion is based in talent or if their future lies in a totally different area.

Importance of Encouragement

Encouraging kids to pursue their movie-making interests long before they are old enough to attend film school will increase their confidence and help them get more from their experience at film camp. Too often, kids that dream of glamorous careers are discouraged because they do not have the opportunities available to them at the time that they need to pursue a career in a business that is largely limited to Hollywood. If your concern is that you live on the wrong side of the country to send your kid to film school later on, you will be glad to know that there are multiple schools that teach directing, production and other related topics.

If you think your child may have talent for making movies or you just think film camp would be a fun and different type of experience for them, look online to find what types of film camp are offered in your area. You can also get a head start on planning the next step when your child is ready to go to film school and add more knowledge to the basics that they have already learned at camp.

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