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Montessori School of Northampton

Film & Videography

with Tom Knight


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AGES: For student entering 2nd through 6th grades

Lights! Camera! Action! Participants will learn camera operation, directing, and editing, as well as writing and acting.  The focus will be giving students the tools and skills they need to pursue their passions and interests through film. On Day 1, we start by making music videos, then through the week we'll create other shorts like commercials, trailers, and interviews, as well as a longer narrative film. Students will also learn about how a documentary is made, how to recreate a scene from a TV show or movie and more. Script with other writers, recording good audio, and editing with iMovie. Everyone will have opportunities to try their hand at all aspects of the process in front of and behind the camera. 


  • 12:45-2:15 - Session I
  • 12:15-2:45 - break
  • 2:45-4:15 - Session II

The instructor will also schedule small group meetings in addition to the morning and afternoon sessions to check in on projects, etc.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Students need to have access to a camera and tripod, or home computer with an internal camera for recording.  Students will also need to have access to editing software like iMovie.Smart phones and tablets are great cameras, especially if made by Apple since those products come with iMovie installed.We will also use the Zoom as a camera and recorder, making the best of the resources we have available. Any other questions about gear, please contact

Tom Knight is a videographer and filmmaker who loves teaching. Besides making videos for musicians and web sites, Tom is also a puppeteer and songwriter and has been performing regularly at schools, libraries and festivals for over 25 years. To learn more about Tom Knight go to or view his video “Elephant’s Lullaby” on YouTube. This is his fifth year teaching in the MSN Summer Program.

  • Aug 3 - 7th, 2020
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Online Class

For more info, call us at (413) 586-4538

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