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.
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.
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.
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.
While at Teach Them Diligently in Nashville we had the opportunity to catch up with Michael Donnelly, Director of Global Outreach at HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association). We are so thankful for the work HSLDA does to protect homeschooling families and for their support of Schoolhouse Rocked.
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.
We are very pleased to announce that HSLDA is now a Gold Sponsor of Schoolhouse Rocked!
As long-time members of HSLDA we know how valuable their service is. We are thankful that they faithfully fight for the rights of parents to homeschool their children, and have been since 1983.
If you aren’t already a member, visit https://hslda.org and sign up today.