Today Tivia Gray (filmmaker) and I had the pleasure of teaching a film class at PB Young
Elementary for Mr. Monty Ross (filmmaker) who teaches there regularly after school once a
The hour went by so fast as we helped the kids shoot a promo spot about technology. There
was this one kids that was a natural leader. His confidence was amazing but his leadership
skills were quite impressive. As I was giving instructions to the kids about their assignment for
the day, of course as substitute teachers, there were two kids that had gotten on the computers
and were playing games. The young man that was a leader interrupted me and aggressively
told the other two boys to get off of the computer and pay attention. Those two boys were
actually sweet guys. There was a young lady that was really fun and excited about the film
process. All of the students were extremely bright so Tivia and I only needed to guide and
We allowed the kids to take rolls and we just guided. They did a good job directing, acting and
etc. They had great vision and it was fun to see them bringing their creativity to life. We just
really offered alternatives to various shots and the kids enjoyed it.
In a nutshell we had a great time with kids doing with we love, film!