This day is about making movies – good movies. Buster Keaton, Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn good.
Up and dress – have them dress comforably (and they might want to dress in costume later)
Intro to the day – Tell your kids that today they are going to be filmmakers and make movies!
Breakfast – Tell your little Spielberg’s to eat up – they are needed on the set! (did you know that the food on set is called “Craft Services?”)
Morning Craft – Make a Script and make a set! Your filmmakers need to come up with a concept and a rough script for your little movie. Keep it simple and fun ( more details on this on Thursday). Then they need to make a set using items around the house.
Morning Physical Activity: Time to shoot! With your help it’s time to make a short film (or several if your kids are loving it). Keep it simple – one shot, one take. Make one or several short films – that you can watch later on in the day.
Lunch (courtesy of Mommy Craft Services)
Physical Activity 2 – play “Director Says” (Simon says) or shoot more movies!
Nap/ quiet time – did you know that there are a bunch of old silent films on YouTube? One of my all time favorites is “The General” starring Buster Keaton. Keaton does all his own stunts without wires or camera tricks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT8xVLguur0
Afternoon Craft – make your own drive in Theater Car – it’s time to get ready for your filmmaker’s debut! https://loveseweetlove.blogspot.com/2011/06/drive-in-movie-cars.html
Evening/ late afternoon – DRIVE IN THEATER! Turn your front room into a Drive in theater. Have your kids park their cars, get some concessions and watch their short movies before the feature. (for the feature movie may I suggest “Hugo”)
Jargon of the Day: “Back to One” – go back to where you start when the scene begins , “In the frame” – everything that is visible to the camera, “Action” – begin to act, “rolling” – the camera is recording, “cut” – stop recording, Director – one who calls the shots on the set, writer – the one who writes the script and is completely under valued, actor – the one who acts in front of the camera and is over valued, producer – the one with the money and clout who controls the production.