Film is a powerful medium to share ideas and express your creative voice
Filmmaking and Media is a means to explore the world around us. At CinemaKidz, we offer the best filmmaking classes for kids. Children discover their passions and get hands on experience with the latest technology and equipment, while having fun and learning to express themselves. Focusing on collaboration and planning, children build vital soft skills and refine their creative voice using technical tools. Children gain confidence and a sense of pride in their creative work.
Offering a variety of moviemaking programs for kids from ages 5 - 15 years old, from introductory classes to advanced levels.
Exploring Stop-motion and computer animation, children utilize various materials and professional software to bring their imaginations and ideas to the big screen.
This is Filmmaking with a twist. We incorporate drones, robotics, even skateboarding and go-carts. Classes that are sure to spark the interest of any child!
At CinemaKidz, imaginations take flight! The program focuses on play and practice as a means to explore film and animation. Participants have the opportunity to really test and try the fundamentals of moviemaking, learning in a hands-on, child-driven atmosphere that promotes risk taking and creativity. We push the limits of what people assume kids can do.
CK’s uniquely designed curricula encourages children to interact with filmmaking and the technology in a playful and hands-on manner. Children are encouraged to troubleshoot, ask questions, take risks, and make mistakes. Kids build vital soft skills, as they collaborate, plan, and refine their projects in a program that encourages exploration.
At CinemaKidz, we listen to children. Participants have the freedom to choose topics that are relevant to them. Kids are involved in every step of filmmaking from start to finish, projects are kid-made and kid-approved. Children gain a real sense of ownership over their work, and build confidence. Children can master a tool they can use to express their creative voice and ideas.
CinemaKidz offers children ages 5-15 the chance to become Filmmakers, Animators, Movie-stars, and Adventurers when they join us for Summer Camp in Downtown Manhattan. Whether your child dreams of being the next Scorsese or a YouTuber, we guarantee every child will find their creative voice through film and animation at CinemaKidz. Offering 9 themes for children to choose from.
Together your child and their friends will shoot a professional music video starring all the birthday guests! Kids act, dance, dress up, and work on set as director, camera operator, and crew.
We bring your child’s original movie idea to life, in this unique movie making birthday party production. Guests act, direct, run cameras, and work on a real movie set for the party of a lifetime.
Love legos and building? Children build characters and props, and film animations in mini-movie studios for a special maker birthday party event!
CinemaKidz did such a great job for my 11 year old's birthday party. They had plenty of expert staff on hand to help all of the kids with their videos. It was amazing how all of the kids were so engaged and creative! And, both the kids and parents loved the "viewing party" of the videos at the end. We were so happy with the event (and planning, and responsiveness, and the space)!
- Liz Dore
CinemaKidz is the BEST! My son loved attending every day and looking forward to working with other kids to create a movie. They were all so proud of their final product--which I have to admit was amazing. I asked my son what he learned from CinemaKidz and he said, "you can't just wake up in the morning and say I'm gonnna make a movie. You have to plan it out and edit it."
What a fabulous party! we did our daughter's 7th birthday over the past weekend! great staff, great energy, great idea! can't say enough good things about it! can't wait to see the finished product! all of the kids and parents loved it!! highly recommend it!
- Erika Bikoff
I was looking for a film making experience for my almost 8 years old and I’m so happy I found cinemakidz. The teachers Meg, Pablo and Ingrid are a lot of fun but caring and nurturing as well as amazing film makers. The facility in pine school is gorgeous and they filmed outside everyday visiting places as Rooselvet island or prospect park. My son was excited everyday when I wake him up and beyond happy about his day when I picked up.
- Sandra Herrera
Learn to illustrate and animate!
Learn all about film shot composition, storyboarding, and visual storytelling by designing a superhero character, and making your own comic book and digital animation! Participants will improve their drawing skills through the staging and drafting of an original visual story concept they create on paper. Participants will dive into drawing techniques and create original characters, personalities. Next, the comic will be translated into a digital drawing, as kids learn to bring their comic to life using Procreate! Kids will learn frame-by-frame animation and bring their animation to life with digital animation! Finally, children will have the opportunity to design and build their very own character costume, and film a short component of their story.
Ages: 7 – 13 (broken up by age)
Locations: Pine Street-Manhattan, BAM-Brooklyn
Weeks Offered: Please click below to see offerings
A 2-week master class, beginners to advanced welcome!
This in-depth, hands-on, two-week class is for the passionate movie maker, focusing on advanced pre-production, production, and post-production techniques used by industry professionals. This camp takes a deeper look at creative expression through film, and what its like to work on a real Hollywood production. Using professional studio equipment, students learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling as they work on a production team to create one short film over 2-weeks. Campers will break into CK Departments for pre-production, production, and post-production working and collaborating with other like-minded children. Upon registration, you will receive a form where your child will select their focuss for the week. Join a department, and learn the ins and outs of being part of the team! Every child will have the opportunity to try everyting, but will choose main focuses.
Departments are as follows:
Pre-Production: Art Direction:set design&costumes, Scriptwriting&Acting , Storyboarding&Cinematography, Directing&Producing
Production: Lighting, Cinematography, Acting, Directing, Props&Costumes, Special Effects
Post-Production: Editing, Motion Graphics, Sound/Foley&Music Production, Marketing&Promotion
Ages: 9 – 15 (broken up by age)