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Make Movies Issue Date: 05-21-2017

Cool Spots image Do you like making movies? Mini Movie Makers, minimoviemakers.com, helps kids learn how to make and edit movies using the same special effects seen on television. Kid Vid Club features tutorials on topics such as the Earthquake Effect, the Disappearing Effect and Claymation. Join the club and submit your own videos, which could be featured on the site. Meet Kevin the Sound Doctor in Tips and Tricks, and learn how to make sounds such as a punch, bone break or crash. Find out what type of box makes the best crash sound. Are you up-to-date on your movie vocab? Tim the Video Librarian shares words you need on the set.

Visit: http://minimoviemakers.com
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Pixar Magic Issue Date: 01-01-2017

Cool Spots imageKhan Academy and Disney present Pixar in a Box, khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar, an inside look at the magic behind animated characters that have captured the hearts of movie fans around the world. Watch Pixar’s Filmmaking Pipeline to begin. Inside the real Pixar you’ll see that some of the skills you’re learning in school are used to create animation. Once you complete the tour, choose a lesson in the Learner’s Guide. Introduction to Virtual Cameras shows how the cameras that filmed “Inside Out” were designed. You may be inspired to become an animator yourself!

Visit: http://khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar
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The Hills Are Alive Issue Date: 12-25-2016

Cool Spots image “The Sound of Music,” sound-of-music.com, is an Oscar-winning musical. Did you know that it is based on a real family whose members performed all over the world? Explore The Real Story and see photos of Captain Georg von Trapp and his family. Learn how Maria Kutschera came into their lives. Unlike the movie, the real family did not escape to Switzerland before World War II; find out where they ended up. Maria’s story of the family’s experiences was published in 1949. Read how “The Sound of Music” musical came to be, then Experience Salzburg, where the movie was filmed.

Visit: http://sound-of-music.com
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Making Movies Issue Date: 01-17-2016

Cool Spots imageHave you ever wondered how movies are made? Before films had sound, there was no need for scripts with dialogue. A person called a scenarist would invent humorous situations for silent films. Cinema Hollywood, learner.org/interactives/cinema, discusses the elements required to make a movie. Throughout the site, you will have the opportunity for hands-on activities. In Screenwriting, compare other scripts to an actual movie script and decide which one is best. Directing is a critical part of a film because the director is responsible for bringing the story to life. Also read about Producing, Acting and Editing. Which job would you like?

Visit: http://learner.org/interactives/cinema
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Movie Fun Issue Date: 09-14-2014

Cool Spots imageLooking for something to do? Scholastic presents Videos in the Stacks, scholastic.com/kids/stacks/videos. Check out Book Trailers for a new series. Try “Star Wars: Jedi Academy” or “Judy Moody: Girl Detective.” Travel to Scotland, home of J.K. Rowling, in Authors Say Hello! You’ll find hours of entertainment in Movies, TV, Music & Games. You’ve probably seen “The Hunger Games,” but have you read the trilogy? Meet the actresses who were the voices of the Chipettes. Try contests and games at Scholastic Events.

Visit: http://scholastic.com/kids/stacks/videos
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