Film Academy for Kids
Guiding kids to boost their creativity on Media and arts
Digital Film Academy Specially Focused for Young Filmmakers
Sparks Film and Media Art is the UK’s leading provider of filmmaking courses for young kids and teenagers. We, as a film academy for kids, focus on developing young filmmakers’ skills for the future. Providing them guidance and tools to develop their skills, creativity, confidence and continuing to expand their imaginations.
Our film academy offers weekly classes and Holiday Camps to ensure continuous joy and freedom to get their creative thinking in a safe environment. We run small classes with 12 crew members to focus on each individual learning. These courses run for children and young people aged 5 to 18 year, giving them the opportunity to discover the passion and excitement of making movies.
Our instructors are industry professional filmmakers.They make sure that every student receives the best experience and gets professional advice to improve their techniques and skills.
Sparks Film & Media Art as a film academy offers franchise partnership opportunities to other schools to run Sparks courses in their local area, all over the UK. As a franchise partnership you’ll be making a difference in children’s lives whilst growing your business.
Motivating Young Aspiring Filmmakers
As a young aspiring filmmaker you tend to feel the pressure at times trying to consume every aspect that’s thrown at you. However, it is important to enjoy and have fun from the filmmaking experience.
Firstly, students are able to discover their passion and their role within the film industry as they not only learn on-screen acting but discover life behind the lens. Though most people want to be a star in movies, some of us want to bring the vision to life.
Sparks gives the opportunity to learn how to direct shots, scriptwriter, and are able to operate cameras and do product design. Partaking and learning the different crew member roles, gives a real life experience encouraging young filmmakers to expand their own creative ideas.
Real-Life Filmmaking Projects to Boost Skills
In our filmmaking courses Sparks takes real-life films to give students an opportunity to make their own twist with the stories. They are able to recreate how they see fit with the story line and the ending they wish to see. Our students take on films such as Toy Story 2, Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider and Pinocchio using their creativity and imagination to come up with a unique ending for their filmmaking project.
Working in film and doing these projects helps boost their skills by pushing them to create wildly imaginative plot lines. In addition to this, they look at the different media techniques within action films, animation and music. This allows them to start to easily recognize when viewing films, giving them a better understanding on how it works on other types of movie they watch.
We also hold an online film festival for young filmmakers to compete and the chance to acquire exposure for their film projects as it will get influential people to notice.
Movie Making Holiday Camps on Different Locations
With our weekly classes, we also launch Holiday Camps taking place during school half-term and summer holidays. Each term gives the student a chance to be creative and discover new skills.
Our classes are there to help extend their talent and skills as we help build a strong relationship in order to support them individually. The summer camp is separated into two groups, ages 5 – 11 in one and 12-18.There are October half-term workshops for 5 to 14 year olds.
We are located in various areas within the UK. Offering locations such as Greater London, North West, South East and South of England. There will be new locations opening up soon in South England and Wales.
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Fantastic experience. Supportive environment which boosts confidence and gives space for individual creativity. Wonderful concept – captures children’s imaginations and delivers impressive results in just one week.
Sparks Art and Media
What skills will my child learn?
Specific skills vary depending on the programme you’re enrolled in, but typically participants develop skills in the different areas of filmmaking:
- Directing Skills
- Photography & Moving Image Skills
- Editing Skills
- Acting for Camera
They also develop skills in storytelling, visual literacy and a host of different creative skills.
We also expect students to develop soft and transferable skills over time, for instance:
- Improved communication skills
- Collaborative working
- Taking responsibility
- Decision-making and problem-solving
- Time management
- Reflection and Evaluation.
Taking part is also great for confidence building too.
Will my child enjoy filmmaking?
We certainly hope so! Our classes are definitely creative and engaging, as well as having the technological dimension too.
If your child shows signs of being creative or visual, then we’re confident that they’ll enjoy our classes.
Where we have availability, we offer trial classes, as well as money-back guarantees on trial periods, so you’re able to give it a try before fully committing.
Why is Sparks Film and Media Arts the best for kids?
At Sparks, we do not learn through a classroom setting but rather getting involved and being hands on with the projects whilst making the experience fun. We provide different roles within film making, offering both on screen or off screen roles so young people and students learn different aspects of film production. For example, learning on-screen acting, video editing, story developing and many more skills.
Do Sparks provide filmmaking classes in London?
Yes, we offer film making classes in London (Balham, Chiswick, Dulwich, Enfield, Hampstead, Highgate, Islington, Walthamstow, Wimbledon). As well as, 15 filmmaking schools across the UK, with more film schools lining up to open in 2021.
What does Sparks Film and Media Art do?
We are a digital film academy for kids ensuring to give them the knowledge and practical skills in the future. We provide practical and transferable skills to use within the filmmaking industry.