I’m one of five kids, and let me tell you, our old home movies are PRICELESS. They’re silly and goofy in all of the right places, and they’re also endearingly distorted and fuzzy and made with technology from the 80s. I’m not even sure how to play them anymore, but I’d love to figure that out for my kids one day. That said, these days you can make movies with your smartphone cameras. And not only that, you can make GOOD movies. It can be confusing and there are all sorts of apps and systems that are a bit advanced for my kids. That said, I have no trouble giving them the use of my phone to make movies with Movikit. This is different. You have everything you need in one kit, it’s easy to set up and use; it provides hours upon days of entertainment.
How to Make Better Home Movies With Movikit:
First of all, what is Movikit?
Why, it’s a kit, of course! A movie kit. With so many recipes, devices, gadgets, etc., I defer to Cassidy or the kids to set things up or build them, just because they’re good at that. And I’m often not, or distracted by the baby or my work. In this case, it was Scarlet and me. I absolutely had to get my hands on this kit. You know I love storytelling most of all, but it’s hard sometimes. I’m not great with tech stuff, and I make a ton of little movies that may get seen on social media, if the algorithms allow, or may just get forgotten. This kit has easy to use lighting, an easy to use microphone, a really fun clapboard, instructions and guides, a tripod (which you’ll love for that alone, trust me), a handy dandy kit backpack, the cables you’ll need for everything, and of course, the ring to hold your phone, light, and microphone. ANYONE can be a filmmaker.
There are a number of ways you can use Movikit. You can interview your kids, have them interview you, invite loved ones over for interviews, or you can make a family project. My kids love to write plots and direct, and really, the sky is the limit here. You can make movies about vacations or grandparents; pets or even the mailman. The kit comes with an illustrated guide, as well as production tools and tips. This is perfect for the budding filmmaker in your life because you can learn the fundamentals of making movies in a flash. Plus, you’ll get better and better.
Have you ever gone through old photographs or home movies of when your parents and grandparents were children? Not only is it heartwarming to see these memories, but it is also amazing to see how far technology has come. Back in their day, 8mm film was the way to go. It was VHS for me! It was how you could capture a moment that you wanted to cherish for as long as possible. And it gave the everyday person a chance to feel like a cinematographer with their own camera. Unfortunately, though, there is an expiration date for these films. Luckily for us in the way technology has progressed over the years. It’s amazing to see what they’ll do!