Video Kid is a hands-on, creative and collaborative video production workshop for kids in Brooklyn to explore digital video-making (ie. film school for 5-10 year olds). Storyboarding, acting, cinematography, lighting, stop motion animation - even editing - the kids take to these dark arts with serious gusto. There is also plenty of time for the imagination to take over with video scavenger hunts, spy games, building pinhole cameras and transforming scooters into dollys that are so awesome it would make Kubrick himself green with envy. Video Kid is a seriously fun atmosphere in which kids make media in their own style.
Each workshop is 10 sessions (1 per week) after school as well as the coolest CAMP in the hood. The growing curriculum is custom designed per class/age with a flexible approach that varies depending on group needs.
Please get in touch to reserve a spot: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sentence or two about me: my name is Tim Sutton, I’m a filmmaker and educator with a BA from Connecticut College and an MA from University of Wisconsin. I’m a former Art Director at Getty Images, the writer/director of a feature film, Pavilion, which premiered at SXSW ‘12, and I have numerous years of experience developing and managing after school video production and media literacy programs for NYC youth. I’m also and dad of two nutty boys (one of whom is a current Video Kid student) in Park Slope.
Take a look at a few pages of the blog and you’ll get an idea of how we do what we do. And all 70 of our kid-produced videos can be viewed at: