Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sixth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me... A Christmas Movie..
For the last two years I have made a short Christmas movie to be emailed to friends in lieu of Christmas cards. This year we are currently working on a *top secret* video where the girls are the 3 wise men.
If your kids are anything like mine they perform constantly except when there is a video camera or you actually want them to do something. To combat this I start our christmas video in October/November. We put together an idea, look around the house for costumes, make props and then start filming. As they are little and their attention spans short I make the movie over many weeks. Saturday and Sunday Afternoons we might spend 15 mins each week over several weeks taking photos and small video segments. My wonderful computer IT man (the MR) then puts it all together for me in movie maker with a song over the top (so you can't hear me directing (bossing)the children what to do :)
We have so many ideas that we will be going for years, but some obvious ideas are
The night before Christmas
Rudolf the red nosed Reindeer
Any Christmas song
So get directing/producing.. and you'll have a wonderful tradition you can look at year after year.. my girls love this nativity movie of themselves and watch it often.