Talk to the Camera | Kids Out and About Ann Arbor / Detroit

Talk to the Camera

Address: 
2750 Crabapple Rd
Golden , CO , 80401
Phone: 303.717.7421
39° 45' 23.2344" N, 105° 9' 7.794" W
Contact name: 
Naomi Gravelding
What our organization offers: 
Seasons in which we offer activities (select "All seasons" for all): 
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
Talk to the Camera’s STEAM-based after-school classes and camps were created to spark imaginations and boost self-confidence through filmmaking & video creation. Kids have a BLAST & parents enjoy the benefits of improved social communication skills! Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring Break Camps are also offered for a week long camp.
Our Camps include: YOUth TUBEr, YOUth TUBEr+, Movie Magic, Little Stars!⭐️, Superheroes & Villains Kids have a BLAST while they create their own YouTube videos, or create, direct, act in & produce a movie. Our STEAM-based approach = Fun & Learning!

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Pen to Play
PUBLISHED

In this class students will create, write, and perform a short play. Utilizing techniques
employed by classroom educators, students will learn story structure as they conceptualize and
craft their scripts. Constructive feedback is provided in a safe and supportive environment and
students will be encouraged to learn the constructive feedback style to empower themselves
and fellow actors. Once scripts are finalized, students will then learn about casting for their
play, as well as some basic directing techniques to bring their script to life. There will be
rehearsals, and when appropriate, discussions regarding costumes and sets. In addition to the
work done in class, there will also be weekly assignments related to the task at hand.

Oct.3 - Oct.24 | 4 Sessions

12:00pm-1:30pm MT | SATURDAYS

 

Academic - General
Writing
Theater
Misc
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Improv 101 Kids Edition
PUBLISHED

Young actors will learn basic improv techniques designed to improve focus, creativity, and overall confidence.

Weekly

2:00-3:30pm MT | SATURDAYS

 

Theater
Misc
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Stand Up Comedy Kids
PUBLISHED

Kids will have a laugh a minute in this acting class! They'll learn joke structure and construction, how to turn your funny ideas and stories into tightly written comedy material. They'll also learn how to find their unique comedy voice and stage persona, as well as work on comedic timing.

Weekly

2:30-3:25pm MT | FRIDAYS

 

Theater
Misc
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Learning POD Enrichment With House Calls Online
PUBLISHED

You can have online classes with your buddies! Talk to the Camera will provide engaging hands-on video and filmmaking classes for a small group of your choosing in a safe, healthy, comfortable learning environment.

- Similar to in-person classes, our online house calls allow you to customize your program to meet your needs.
- Our instructors will meet you on Zoom, and you can hold camps in different houses, together in your home, or why not take turns hosting in a different house each day!

1 hour, 1 day/week for 4 weeks (Can request additional time) 

Minimum 4, Max - Up to you!

Ages 6-16

STEM - Computers
Visual arts / crafts
Theater
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Learning POD Enrichment With House Calls
PUBLISHED

With a few of your favorite friends, you can have an after school program from the comfort of your own home. Talk to the Camera will provide engaging hands-on video and filmmaking classes for a small group of your choosing in a safe, healthy, comfortable learning environment.

- We'll offer a build a custom class that fits your schedule, requirements and your kiddos interests!
- You find the kids and we'll provide the fun & learning!
-Instructors follow COVID guidelines to attend the same house, the same time each day .

1.5 hours, 1-day/week, 4 week (Can request additional time)

Minimum 4, Max 9 kids | Ages 6-16

"I would hands-down do this again!" - House Calls Parent

STEM - Computers
Theater
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Stranger Things TV
PUBLISHED

Young filmmakers work together in a STEAM-based LIVE interactive, learning experience to make their own version of the Stranger Things TV Show! Students set up, act in, and film their scenes - following instruction time with a seasoned professional. Kids are expected to use their own devices to film clips, and are asked to share their footage-- so our editors can make TV magic! Kids get creative, build their critical thinking skills and gain a sense of ownership.  

* Swann Christopher, professional acting coach, actor and independent filmmaker.

STEM - Computers
Visual arts / crafts
Theater
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
YOUth TUBEr Plus+
PUBLISHED

Using a STEAM-based LIVE interactive learning experience, students embrace their individuality, develop their own creative content and learn editing skills. Students are taught with an awareness of online safety. We do not set up YouTube Channels during this class, but we do educate children on how to create content to share on YouTube or another platform.

Class Minimum - 4

Sept.9-30 | 4 Sessions

3:00-3:55pm MT | Wednesdays

 

STEM - Computers
Visual arts / crafts
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Intro to Editing, Animation and More!
PUBLISHED

Did you ever wonder how movies get put together or how they create those awesome special effects? In this course, students will learn how to work in depth with iMovie and/or WeVideo editing software. The students will learn the basic skills to edit their projects, such as; cutting, editing on action, special effects, green screen, working on a timeline, importing and exporting footage, and so much more! This hands-on editing class will walk students through the software start to finish and finally answer the question, How did they make that action sequence with explosions look so cool? *Instructor Daniel Buono – Filmmaker, Producer & Teaching Artist – Has worked on Showtime, HBO, Netflix and PBS documentaries.

*You will need to have iMovie (MAC only) downloaded, or WeVideo set up on your device prior to class. 

WeVideo is browser based and can be accessed on any type of computer. There is a sign-up fee, but 30-day free trials are available.

Sept.3 - 24 | 4 sessions

5:30-6:25pm | Thursdays

 

STEM - Computers
Visual arts / crafts
Theater
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
YOUth TUBEr Maxxed Out!
PUBLISHED

Have a youtube channel but want more viewers? Don’t have a youtube channel and want one? This class is for you. We will be going over a multitude of topics, in depth, to create a fantastic, well produced and thought out Youtube channel. Some course topics will include Pranks/Challenges, Gaming, Traveling, Comedy, Music and more. We will teach your student the in’s and out’s of all those topics and more!

Class Minimum - 4

Visual arts / crafts
Theater
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Stop Motion Advanced
PUBLISHED

In this course, we will create multiple stop motion films from the imaginations of students. If you already know the basics of stop motion, then this class is built for you. We will take the knowledge you already have of building sets and stories and make sure to create action packed and fun films students can share with the family or have for a portfolio of artwork.

 

STEM - Computers
Visual arts / crafts
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Intro to Stop Motion
PUBLISHED

Be the director and animator of your very own stop motion animation film! Through our interactive LIVE learning-- Using Legos, drawings or stuffed animals, students learn to build, film and create their very own stop motion movie on their own devices. Our instructor will guide students through ZOOM distance learning to create a story, build a set and create characters in your very own home!  *Instructor Daniel Buono – Filmmaker, Producer & Teaching Artist – Has worked on Showtime, HBO, Netflix and PBS documentaries.

Class Minimum - 4

*Students will use their own device to film clips and edit their project while using the Stop Motion Studio App!!

Academic - General
STEM - Computers
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Talk to the Camera - Online Classes
PUBLISHED

Our VIRTUAL ACADEMY is now open! We have created lots of Distance Learning options that will keep your kiddos minds active and engaged...from afar!! ONLINE LIVE CLASSES

We're taking our award winning video and movie-making classes to the virtual realm! And they’re free until APRIL 13th! Our classes include; Potter World Movie Magic, YOUth TUBEr Plus+, Stop Motion, News Broadcast, Alien Invasion Movie Magic. FREE ACTIVITIES CAM’s CORNER activities - These ON DEMAND videos will have your kids excited for online learning! Your pal CAM will bring you new activities each week. FREE WEBINARS

KIDS CLASS ACT Webinar Series - Our FREE webinars are hosted by our cast of real-life actors, filmmakers, editors, animators and writers who will share their passions, skills, and fun tidbits. 1/2 hour daily, Mon-Fri. There’s something for kids of all ages!

Academic - General
Theater
Misc
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School