Make a Father’s Day Video

 

For Father’s Day, we’ve put together a fun filmmaking guide for kids to help them produce a special, personalised video greeting.

 

Just follow our easy project guide and produce a unique father’s day gift in under an hour. All you need is a camera (a phone camera or tablet etc works perfectly) and an app to edit it together. If you have any special photos, you can add those in too. 

 

To get started, simply download the free project guide below. It’ll take you through step-by-step how to film your father’s day message, how to add in other elements (such as favourite photos) as well as how to edit them altogether into a finished movie production. 

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