Film Making Camp Update
We started our tenth summer of film making on June 23rd -- we had 10 campers, some funded by the Autism Speaks grant and some private pay. We began wth a meet and greet check in and then we played a three theater games that require improvisation.
We always start camp with a game called Dr. Know-It-All -- each camper takes turns being a super "know-it-all." The idea is to ask Dr. Know-It-All any questions, about anything, and the good Doc has to make up a crazy answer on the spot! Great for dynamic thinking -- no rote solutions allowed!
We then watched three Charlie Chaplin films and talked about using our bodies to tell a story (and make people laugh). The kids loved "The Rink." We then made two short films borrowing from the phsyical comedy of Chaplin. The films were really funny.
We then went to the park for lunch and some out door games -- and then back for charades and film and TV trivia.
Next week -- we are going to focus on one of my all time favorite comedies: Young Frankenstein.
If you want more info on the camp, just give me a call or shoot me an email!