At left, two people look at a scene on an iPad. At right, a movie is edited on the iPad.

iPad Movie Making

Date: June 12- June 16, 2017
Medium: Digital Arts
Instructor: Neal Brown
Skill Level: All

Learn the skills of visual storytelling using your iPad or other tablet to create live-action and stop motion videos. Using apps found online, we’ll write, plan, shoot and edit little masterpieces. Each day we’ll work on projects like documentaries, claymation videos, brick films, and holly wood-style shorts. At the end of the week, we’ll have a film festival to show our work. This is a fun way to learn new, creative activities that you can share with anyone.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

  • iPad or tablet with built-in camera, capable of running video editing apps such as iMovie or WeVideo and Stopmotion Studio – Ebay, Amazon, refurbished and older models
  • Standard photography tripod – Walmart, Bestbuy, Ebay, Amazon
  • iPad/tablet tripod mount – Amazon
  • A Lego (or compatible brand) vehicle kit with a minimum of 50 pcs + at least one minifigure
  • "Model Magic" modelling clay by Crayola - deluxe variety pack, 1 pack per student

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $10-15*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructor

Neal Brown is currently a teacher of filmmaking and digital media arts at a school in Cincinnati as well as an adjunct professor at Miami University. He has had the pleasure of teaching film and video productions at schools camps in St. Louis and Cincinnati for about five years. Neal has been a freelance videographer for fifteen years and enjoys working with others in trying to make good movies and videos.