YOUTH FILMMAKING IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Film Kids uses hands-on, student-driven video production to encourage young people’s creativity, confidence, and critical thinking skills.

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HISTORY AND STAFF

Film Kids instructors hold secondary teaching certificates in English, Communications and Technology Applications and have developed curriculum with the Charles A. Dana Center and AISD schools.  All Film Kids lessons are aligned to 5th Grade ELA and Fine Arts TEKS, but the greatest benefit is the collaboration and teamwork learned by the filmmakers as they explore their own creative ideas and the issues in their community.

 
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BRIAN COX

Brian Cox taught high school video production for seven years, then realized when making movies with his own children that younger and younger people need the creativity and collaboration that comes from filmmaking.  His experience with non-profit organizations and creative outreach projects led him to develop a series of original video projects.  In them, the students have creative input in developing their stories and the technical, “hands-on” experience of production too.

 

CAMEROn PRIMM

Film Kids instructor Cameron Primm first began making movies at four years old. This passion followed him into adolescence and into his university studies. Combining years working with kids in after-school programs and hands-on experience with local productions, Cameron emphasizes project-based learning, giving kids the opportunity to learn through creation.