“We have enough people who tell it like it is- now we could use a few who tell it like it can be. ” -Robert Orben
Children are inherently creative. As a filmmaker for young children, you are encouraged to demonstrate that same divinely inate creativity. At the same time, filmmakers (as do children) should be able to work within limitation – limitations of time, limitations of resources – with fidelity to the original stories.
Target audience for these videos are ages 4-12, or any subset of that age range, such as 4-6, 7-9, or 10-12. Generally speaking, production should be approached with the assumption that older children and adults with the prescribed moral standards could also be equally engaged and entertained.
While these stories have a potential to be easily diadactic, filmmakers are encouraged to avoid an over-bearing, diadactical approach, in favor of effective and visual story telling techniques. Ultimately, these stories should hold an inherent entertainment value to support the importance of the messages being conveyed.
Any medium or media that can be ultimately translated into digital video format is permissible. Media production methods may be as varied and distinct, ranging from construction paper cut-out, stop-motion animation, computer generated animation, 2D or 3D, puppetry, theatrical, or live action.
Production in languages other than English is encouraged – particularly, in Spanish or Portuguese. Other languages of interest could include French, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi. For languages other than English, a second copy with subtitles in English or an English language track are encouraged for wider distribution.
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