In addition to having a desire to make their own video games, the boys have suddenly developed an interest in movie-making as well. The idea was inspired by a boy named Ricky on You Tube who has filmed his Mario and Luigi toys on all kinds of adventures. Iain and Ryan have watched these so many times that they know them by heart and actually play them in their rooms. It’s funny how the internet changes things. When we were kids, we would imitate a tv show or a book we read, now my kids are imitating other “real” kids and the movies they’ve made. Anyway, Iain has expressed an interest in making a movie, adding sound, etc, so now I’m hunting for some software that he can use to edit his movies. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
So let’s see, we’re learning Flash, video-editing software, and photo-editing software. I can tell you this, when we changed course and decided to unschool instead of school-at-home, I never would have envisioned their interests developing this quickly. What an amazing process to be a part of!