At the hotel, we’ll enjoy a buffet featuring an assortment of hot and cold breakfast items plus coffee, tea, assorted juices, and water.
In our classroom at the hotel, we will meet with our teachers from Freshi and the International Family Film Institute who will introduce this unique program. Committed to teaching digital media to “Kids of all Ages” from around the world, Freshi Films Programs are carefully designed to help promote planning skills, teamwork, and patience. Our Freshi teacher will then introduce the basics of camera recording. They will hand out a term sheet explaining all the camera angles we’ll be using and other film terms, and then demonstrate each of the terms and the camera angles. Especially for kids: Diving into film crews based on the age of the grandchildren, you will receive a camera and a camera shot list for a scavenger hunt. Heading outside to try and capture each shot, everyone gets a chance to practice shooting with the camera and learn the different camera angles you see on the big screen. Once you’ve finished capturing the shots, return to the classroom to download the footage with the help of the Freshi teacher, who will review the footage with you and make sure you got all the right shots.
At the hotel, enjoy a buffet plus water, coffee, specialty teas, and fruit punch; other beverages available for purchase.
Diving right in, our teachers will introduce us to our first project: The Instant Movie. The teacher will divide the group into smaller film crews and pass out unique Short Screenplays to shoot. These screenplays are written with minimal dialogue so no one has to worry about memorizing lines. Simple and exciting, the Instant Movie is a great way to get to know each other and get an immediate hands-on experience. Working together, the crew is responsible for casting, shooting, and organizing the movie without worrying about the details. Work together, have fun, and be creative!
At the hotel.
Especially for kids: We’ll be joined by a professional stunt person who will teach everyone basic stunt moves. We’ll learn punching, slapping, and reactions while focusing on and learning the importance of safety. By the end of the seminar, everyone will be able to safely perform a short sequence of moves.