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Children on Camera - A Primer about Movies

Minimalist movie making at its best: kids learn the art of film language using illustrations and margarine boxes.

Amateur film 1969 12 mins


Breaking down the components of film language for both teachers and pupils, this amateur instructional film presents some basic techniques for teaching 11 year olds how to make a short narrative film. Framing, storyboarding and editing are all covered, using a variety of props including illustrations and margarine boxes, before the kids even get their hands on a camera.

This film was made by the pupils of a London primary school and directed by their headmaster.