Written by THRIVE Program Teacher, Tyson Schoeber • Last Updated: 09-01-2016

For many years, THRIVE has participated in the Panasonic Kid Witness News Contest — and we've created some neat videos along the way. This page highlights some ways to learn more about the process of making films.

We don't have enough class time to look at all of this material in detail, so I encourage THRIVE kids to make some time to do that on their own. There is some very good advice here!


1.   From a KWN Training Session for Teachers held in Toronto during April 2008, here are Veteran TV/Radio Host Dick Cunningham's Tips. In the next hour, Mr. Cunningham said at the start of his session, I want to teach you everything I've learned about film-making in the past 40 years! These are his notes from that presentation!

2.   Here's a site called How To Make A Movie from the people behind Wikipedia!

3.   This link leads to printable document about Things To Think About When Making A Movie as well as a sample storyboard. It includes some very good ideas!


1.   Adults who agree to appear on film in one of our films must read, agree to and sign one of these forms to show that they understand how the film may be used.

2.   A parent or guardian of every child appearing in one of our films must read, agree to and sign one of these forms.