Tag Archives: Homeschool Documentary

Are You Keeping Up?

Are You Keeping Up?

It seems like every newsletter I send, I get emails from people wondering where the film is, with really good cause. I have been too slow in sending actual production updates! Here’s the story.

The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is coming MONDAY!

The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is coming MONDAY!

Officially launching Monday, July 30th, The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast will feature great homeschooling conversations to encourage and equip you to start strong and finish well. In this preview episode Yvette Hampton talks with the director of Schoolhouse Rocked, Garritt Hampton, about what listeners can expect from the podcast and why they are making a homeschool documentary.

The Down-and-Dirty Guide to Editing a Great Story (from hours of raw video)

The Down-and-Dirty Guide to Editing a Great Story (from hours of raw video)

Ever since teaching film at the middle school and high school level I have loved helping students learn the skills to become great filmmakers. I recently got a pretty open-ended question from one of these students on how to turn 4 1/2 hours of video into a story worth watching. This is a topic that is near and dear to me, as I have to do the same thing (on a much bigger scale) in editing Schoolhouse Rocked. Luckily, the fundamentals are the same, and learning these fundamentals is the key to becoming a great filmmaker.

Nashville, 2018 Behind the Scenes Slideshow

Nashville, 2018 Behind the Scenes Slideshow

We had a great time in Nashville last month. While we were there we wrapped up interviews for the upcoming homeschool documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked. We had the privilege of visiting Teach Them Diligently and loved meeting some of the excellent speakers. To top off the month we got to attend the Christian Worldview Film Festival, where the trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked was an official selection.

Hope for Homeschooling Struggling Learners – Anna Meli, Dealing with Dyslexia

Hope for Homeschooling Struggling Learners – Anna Meli, Dealing with Dyslexia

Anna attended public preschool and kindergarten, but severe dyslexia caused her mom, who knew she was smart and capable, to bring her home in order to keep her from being improperly labeled and segregated by the public schools. While her education wasn’t easy, her mom persisted and finally found a program that allowed her to learn to read. Even though reading is still a struggle and she didn’t learn to read until very late, homeschooling allowed her the freedom to pursue other passions and talents and provided the individualized education that she needed to succeed.