We have already written about the popularity of tutorials among children and young people. You can find the article here. It doesn’t have to stop at just watching these little films. You can also dare to produce a tutorial yourself.
Children and young people are curious and enjoy learning new things and looking behind the scenes. Encouraging them to become makers of videos or radio plays themselves not only trains your child’s media literacy, but also many other skills such as creativity and working on a project. Once you learn about the work behind a film, you look at films differently. Especially in times of fake news, it sensitizes children to a critical approach to media. On various video platforms you can find tutorials that help to implement your own (video) project. However, video platforms such as YouTube are not suitable for younger children without restrictions, which is why they should be used in the company of parents. Apart from video platforms, you can also find tutorials, for example, at the online offering of Bayerischer Rundfunk: So geht Medien.
Creating videos yourself can be a lot of fun! As in the production of motion pictures, you need to follow certain steps
Together with your child, make sure not to reveal any personal information in the video and only mention the first name of the protagonists. Backgrounds can also often provide clues about, for example, where people live. All persons featured in the video should have given their consent for publication. When choosing music, make sure that it is royalty-free to use. Here is a list of websites where you can find such music.