Fun, creative, and inspiring, Harry Potter: Imagining Hogwarts: A Beginner’s Guide to Moviemaking is the first in an innovative new series that teaches kids about bringing a world to life through film. Using the Harry Potter films as examples, this series guides kids through the complete filmmaking process, then asks them to imagine themselves as the filmmakers. Each book includes a variety of activities that lead up to the ultimate challenge: shooting their own Harry Potter mini-movie right in their own home.
Imagining Hogwarts focuses on imagining, creating, and shooting a scene set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each chapter in the book—whether it’s about directing, storyboarding, set design, or prop making—includes activities that foster understanding of the content and help prepare readers for the final challenge: the shoot. Kids will create a storyboard poster, dress a set piece, craft wands, weather costumes, and more, absorbing each concept as they put their scene together piece by piece. Clear guidelines and step-by-step instructions keep things simple and comprehensive through the final chapter where it all comes together with lights, camera, action!