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.
After seven years of teaching and developing video production curriculum in AISD schools, our program director Brian Cox began making movies with his own elementary school age children and realized that younger people have the skills and creativity to make excellent movies. His experience with non-profit organizations and creative outreach projects led him to develop a series of original video projects that allows students to have creative input in developing films and technical, “hands-on” experience while making them.
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.