On Saturday 11th of January 2014, you can get active with the kids by taking them to two free workshops, where they can learn new circus skills, and how films are made.
Photo: Kids Camera Action!
Kids Camera Action! is a unique filmmaking school, aimed at kids between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. It's the brain child of local Adelaide actress and award winning filmmaker, Chloe Gardner. Combining her passion for performance and film, with her love of teaching children the creative arts, the school has been developed as a valuable and enriching extra curricular activity.
On Saturday 11th of January between 11am and 12pm kids will be taught all the fundamentals of basic film production through an interactive hands on approach. Kids are always curious to see what happens on the other side of the screen, and this is a perfect opportunity to learn through this interactive workshop. Kids Camera Action! is Adelaide's only film school for kids, and specialises in providing them with an insight into digital story telling, from scriptwriting to performing, directing, camera and sound operation and editing.
Kids will learn how to shoot and cover a scene. Photo: akff.com.au
Films made by kids at Kids Camera Action! have gone on to be part of international film festivals as well as win awards. The workshop conducted will consist of an introduction to filmmaking - film terminology, film equipment and how to shoot and cover a scene.
Cirkidz. Picture: Jo-Anna Robinson Source: The Advertiser
After that's over, between 1.30pm to 2.30pm Saturday, kids can learn a variety of circus skills including diabolo, flower sticks, juggling, spinning plates and hoola hooping.
Here's their chance to meet the hilarious Tony Hannan who founded Cirkidz in 1986 as a workshop project to provide alternative opportunities of recreation for disadvantaged young people. He believed that circus skills training is an invaluable way to support social, physical, and creative development in children and young people.
Picture: James Elsby Source: The Advertiser
It's a free hour of circus fun, a great non competitive environment to build friendships whilst learning about how the body works. It's suitable for all ages but you must register here to confirm your spot.
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These two workshops are a great way to keep the kids entertained on the weekend and getting them out of the house. You never know, it could lead them towards a new passion for movies, 'run away with the circus', or even become the next Baz Luhrmann!
If they still have energy by the end of the workshops, you can take a stroll through Elder Park, visit the Adelaide Zoo, take a ride on Adelaide icon The Popeye,paddle boats, or even visit the Adelaide Museum. The museum has been holding free school holiday programs for over 30 years.
The SA Museum has been holding interesting school holiday programs for over 30 years. Photo: www.woodhead.com.au
It's about using your imagination and enjoying what Adelaide has on offer during these school holidays, and best of all most of these activities are free!