Here are links to outstanding film productions you can view online.
It’s important to know what good cinematography and storytelling looks and sounds like. I’ll add more links as I find them. If you have a suggestion for a link to add, email me and let me know! 🙂
My new favorite right now? Made by 4th grader Zachary Maxwell! Check THIS out!
Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch from Maxwell Project on Vimeo.
Focus Forward: Short Films/Big Ideas (3 minute films)
Nick News with Linda Elerbee
Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium/S.E.V.A.
2011 Winning Documentary NHD Junior Division: “Private Tragedies for the Public Good”
2007 Winning Documentary NHD Junior Division: “The Great Seattle Fire”
2009 12th Place NHD Senior Division: “Alice Paul and the Women’s Rights Movement: A Fight Worth Fighting”
2011 Finalist NHD Junior Division: “The Scopes ‘Great Monkey’ Trial”
You have GOT to check this out! If you make a film like this-which is VERY, VERY possible for a 6th grade student-you will win ANY contest you enter. And, more importantly, you will be learning a LOT about the topic as well as refining your writing, reading comprehension, research, filmmaking skills!