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Creative Writing: Making Movies: Grades 6-11

Instructors Jackie Hoermann-Elliott and Whitney L. James

July 10-14, 2017 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Have you ever pictured yourself writing or directing the next great movie? How about handling the camera that introduces the next award-winning actor? Or being that actor? Students in this class produce, script, film, and edit a movie with plot twists, suspense, and more! This workshop introduces students to the basics of filming, storyboarding, editing, and movie publishing with Windows MovieMaker, while exploring the genre of mystery. Cameras and computers with necessary software were available for student use during class thanks to the New Media Writing Studio. “Making Movies” was a class intended for aspiring movie makers entering or leaving grades 6-11.

The Hitman. A film created by Kareem, Claire, Chloe, Trevor, Jacob, and Noah.

Bloopers reel for The Hitman movie.

The Killer Ostrich. A film created by Jasmine, Alex, Katie, Cailyn, and Colton.

Bloopers reel for The Killer Ostrich movie.


The Archer. A film created by Gatlin, Peter, Thomas, and Amaya.