Round up the family and dive into these 5 tips on making home movies together!

Learn from the YouTube stars and winners of the Boston International Kids Film Festival, the Cote Family— Olivia (age 10), Esme (age 7), and their parents — on how to make exciting movies with equipment and materials found around your home!

Watch their “5 Home Movie Tips for Kids” video while following along with the instructional “Hands On Home Movie Tips” designed by Olivia and Esme! Next, check out their how-to video on creating your own special-effects for your home videos!

Instructions: Hands On Home Movie Tips

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5 Home Movie Tips for Kids

Special Effects Tips

More films + filmmaking for kids!

Inspired? Check out the Cote’s film “Hands On: Esme Gets a Job” in our April Vacation Virtual Cinema. Plus, join us during live workshops at Virtual April Play Date to create your own films and animations!
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Artist Bio

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Olivia and Esme Cote have been making home movies with their parents for years. Their latest home movie, “Esme Gets a Job” won several awards, including Best Live Action Short at the Boston International Kids Film Festival. They love drawing, acting and using silly voices. You can watch all of their home movies on their YouTube Channel Hands On with Olivia and Esme.

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