Saturday, March 08, 2008

It's a wrap!!

The short film that I've been mentioning recently was filmed today. What a fun experience! It took about 7 hours to film what will turn out to be a 5 or 10 minute segment :) The kids were really well-behaved and did so well. They were filming George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River and the battle of Trenton. It's part of a longer short film being made by our local Art Gallery and somehow has a tie-in to our local area's history (we're being kept in suspense until the completion of the project!).

We had 16 kids ranging in age from 4 to 15. 12 were homeschoolers, with a couple of 'ring-ins' brought along to swell the numbers on filming day. The kids have been involved (at various levels) with designing & creating the costumes & props over the last 4 weeks. It's been a great learning experience of both American history and also how movies are made, not to mention the kids getting the opportunity to work as a team.
I can't wait to see the final result - luckily it's supposed to look like a group of kids putting on a backyard play rather than a professional production :)


Suse said...

Looks like fun!

Thanks for your birthday wishes on my blog.

Our Red House said...

What a wonderful experience for those children. I hope you got lots of photos.


Kez said...

You're welcome Suse :)

lol Kate - between us all we have soooo many photos. I get the job of putting them all on one DVD and hopefully making a powerpoint show out of the best of them.

Tracy said...

The costumes look great. What afun and memorable experience.