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Give your children the opportunity to develop their movie making creativity. Numbers are limited to ensure the best creative environment - so don't delay.

1) CHOOSE your workshop
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2) REGISTER your child
Download the registration form, or for more information contact Craig Lauridsen (021 966 277), or email.

3) PAY to secure place
Link for credit card and Paypal here.
Internet banking and cheque details on registration form.

One day professional development workshops for teachers using iPads in the classroom. Click here for details.

Newtown Movie School have extensive experience working with children and digital media on both Mac and iPad. Contact us for teacher learning development or student curriculum projects such as:
• Stop Motion (animation and story telling) • Movie Trailer • Acted movies • Advertising (pursuasive language) • TV studio (interviewing, on-screen presenting). Phone Craig Lauridsen (021 966 277), or email.
The ultimate birthday 'Make a stop motion movie' party event for creative children - from $300 for 6 kids
Contact Craig Lauridsen (021 966 277), or send an email

Movie making workshops in 2019

Newtown Movie School provides fully interactive movie making programmes for children, age 9 to 15, who have an interest in creative hands-on movie making –- but just need access to equipment, know-how to get started, coaching and guidance, or want to work with like-minded children.

To book your place in a movie making workshop download the registration form, or for more information contact Craig Lauridsen (021 966 277), or email.

Mon 15 to Wed 17 Apr (3 day) Stop Motion Newtown 9am to 5pm - $220

Ready to register?

About the workshops…

Stop Motion Animation
Learn how to animate a story in stop motion.
This is our most popular holiday programme workshop. Learn how to master every part of the animation process from plot to soundtrack to pictures. We provide all the equipment and the Lego. Just bring your creativity.

Click on the link 'Watch Movies' above to see samples of Stop Motion Animation.

For more information about animation on the Mac refer to our excellent resource: 'Stop Motion Handbook'.

Blockbuster Studios
Make a movie trailer for the next big thing. Develop a storyline, act in dramatic locations and edit for the premiere.
This is a real acting programme and will provide an opportunity to work in an area of interest (eg, acting, camera, editing) or to learn across all areas. Blockbuster Studios is the closest you'll get to the buzz of a real movie set.
The last day features the premiere screening and party (4pm) - open to all friends and family.

View sample movies made at Blockbuster Studios here, here and here.

iPad Animation
Learn how to create a touching stop motion story on the iPad.
Bring your own (BYO) iPad and we'll lead you through the complete production of your own stop motion movie. Using three apps (GarageBand, iStopMotion and iMovie) you'll complete the whole process 100% on the iPad. Please download these three apps before you come. This workshop gives you all the skills you need to develop your craft at home or school.

Click on the link 'Watch Movies' above to see samples of stop motion animation.

For more information about animation on the iPad refer to our excellent resources: 'iPad Animation' and 'Creating a Stop Motion Story'.

iPad Movie Director
Turn your iPad into a serious movie making studio. Bring your own (BYO) iPad and improve your movie making skills. Learn how to record great pictures with good sound, and edit them into a proper movie in the iMovie app.
This is a real acting programme - so whether you like being in front or behind the camera this is the workshop for you.

View sample movies made at iPad Movie Director here and here.


NB: If you are registering more than one person from your family enter 'family' as a discount code to save 10%.

There are two methods to register and pay. Choose the one that suits you:


To REGISTER for a holiday programme and PAY online by Paypal or Credit Card go to Book online

Registration is on the basis of agreement with the permission statement.


To REGISTER for a holiday programme download the registration form, complete form then scan and email, or post to Newtown Movie School, 19 Trevor Terrace, Newtown, Wellington 6021.

PAYMENT by internet banking to: Kiwibank - 38 9008 0849886 00 - Newtown Movie School.
Cheques accepted.

Paid registrations can be changed to another child - no problem. Just send us an email of the details so we know who is coming.
In the event that you need to cancel a paid registration, a cancellation fee of $50 per person will apply - except where the cancellation reduces the number of registrations below the viable number for that workshop and a higher cancellation fee may be retained. Our viable numbers are quite low and we'll let you know at the time so you have the opportunity to find an alternative child to attend.

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