Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cipriani School Drama Class Performs their Original Play

Make-A-Movie Studios Shelley Frost teaches drama to schools throughout the San Francisco Peninsula for the San Carlos Children's Theater. This past Spring, Frost challenged her Cipriani Elementary school class by having them brainstorm ideas for their very own play. This activity is similar to Frost's Make-A-Movie Workshops in that the children dream up their own characters, story lines props and locations before turning on the video camera. Frost then writes the script using the ideas of the children. This has resulted in over 40 original movie scripts that are available for purchase at Make-A-Movie Studios.

The Cipriani students brainstorming resulted in their original play, "The Princess & the Bee."

Detective McGillicutty assigned to be a watchful eye over a princess who is determined to find her childhood pet, a Queen Bee. Fruits and vegetables are in short supply as the bee population sorely needs their Queen Bee to pollinate the plants. Even though a werewolf and an alien from Mars threaten to derail her plans, the princess finds the Queen Bee and the world is suddenly a better place.

The play is now available at Make-A-Movie Studios for a discounted price of $15. To purchase your copy of "The Princess & the Bee" click here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

KIDS GUIDE TO MOVIE MAKING featured in newspaper article

The San Mateo Times has published an article about me, Shelley Frost, and my latest book KIDS GUIDE TO MOVIE MAKING. Please check it out. The writer came up with a fantastic title, "Belmont woman helps kids channel inner Spielberg." In the photos, my kitchen looks better than in real life!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Summer fun for kids - Make A Movie!

This summer instead of the usual summer camps where kids are ordered around by well-meaning adults, why not take on a fun project that will require lots of hours, friends, creativity, props, costumes and more? Make your own feature film!

When you make your own movie, you will learn how to be organized, a team player, a leader and a creative storyteller. Movie making is similar to painting a picture. First you gather the raw materials:
A camera!
A cast and crew!
A movie script (find one by clicking here)

Next you need to make a movie plan. The best way to understand how to successfully take these steps is to use the book KIDS GUIDE TO MOVIE MAKING. Yes, that's right. I wrote this book and of course I am hoping lots of people buy it. But the reason I wrote the book is because I truly believe that movie making offers kids so many advantages.

Plus, if you have any questions, you are more than welcome to e-mail me for help.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New movie making book for kids

KIDS GUIDE TO MOVIE MAKING: How kids can produce and direct their own movies that audiences will love, by Shelley Frost, Createspace February 2011

For children who love acting, film making, and the performing arts, KIDS GUIDE TO MOVIE MAKING is a middle grade, nonfiction activity book that provides them with the how-to's they need to make compelling movies with strong characters and stories audiences will enjoy.

With KIDS GUIDE TO MOVIE MAKING, children will have the opportunity to learn how to be a Movie Director on their own movie set with easy to understand guidelines and descriptions. Throughout the book are HOT TIPS! that will give the reader special insights geared to making their movie production problem free.

The final pages are filled with helpful movie making materials such as sample scripts, shooting schedules, storyboard layout and more.

If you would like a COUPON CODE to receive a 20% discount on your order of this book, e-mail Shelley Frost at

Friday, July 30, 2010

I signed up with Social Spark

I just discovered a new avenue of social media. And I could potentially earn money too!

I've already had my Facebook page and Twitter feeds active for what seems like years, but there's a new opportunity on the horizon and it's called Social Spark. Great name, huh?

Their motto is "get everyone talking." They encourage this by bringing advertisers and bloggers together to share their message with anyone who is enjoying their on-line experience.

Do you want your blog to earn some income? Sign up for Social Spark. If you are an advertise who is looking for a new innovative way to bring your products to the people? Sign up for Social Spark.

The ads that are placed on your blog are consistent with your area of expertise or interests. Here at Making Movies with Kids, the ads that I will allow on my blog will all pertain to the movie and entertainment industry.

To sign up is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Simply visit Social Spark, and fill out the oversized blocks with just your name, e-mail address and create a password. You will need to paste some html into your blog

Sometimes I am a little lax in posting here at my blog. But with Social Spark and the opportunity to add a little pocket change to my pocket, I will be sure to post news and movie tid bits more often.

It's a brand new day