Our plan this week is to write, film, and edit an original movie with the Seafari Girls. Jacqui Jordan came to camp Monday morning with a story about a horse already started. She had been working the day before and was excited to share her ideas with the rest of camp. Jacqui worked with Emily Osley and a small group to develop characters and the plot all before our camp morning meeting that day. At our meeting, we talked about all of the components of making a movie and who the main characters will be. Everyone got to join a group in helping with the movie. Not everyone can me a main character, but everyone gets to be a part, either as an extra, help with the set design, or narration.
Our movie is about a horse named Domingo who has magical powers and lives forever. The main characters are trying to discover the mystery of Domingo and go on a search to find the hidden keys that will lead them to Domingo’s barn. We all decided the Legend of Domingo is the best name for our movie.
It was a busy week with filming and keeping up with our usual exciting activities. Monday, we went to Jetties beach for a swim and lunch. We spent the better part of the afternoon back at school working on our movie. A few girls went to the Take it or Leave it to search for things that we could use for props or costumes.
Tuesday the filming begins at my house. The set design worked on creating a barn scene and setting up a bedroom for the first shot. All of the others went down to my beach with inflatable rafts, boats, and boogie boards. My dog, Mason, came with us as well. He LOVES to swim with the girls and they love to throw his ball for him. Emily Osley did the filming at my house with the main characters and it went very smooth. It was fun sitting in the background and watching the actors do their parts.
Wednesday morning a few of the girls went to Domingo’s barn to film the last part of the movie. All of the others went to Lily Pond Park to do some improvisational stories about fairy houses. All of the groups met at the creeks after to spend the rest of the afternoon swimming and jumping off the sides of the marsh. We also did some more filming of the girls playing and walking to and from the creeks.
Thursday was a biking day for six of the girls. I sent them out first thing to start riding to Altar Rock, where we had some mountain scenes to film for the movie. All of the girls who were not on their bikes, drove to the bottom of Altar Rock and walked up. The bikes rode to the Lifesaving Museum where I picked them up and drove them to the top of Altar Rock to meet up with the rest of the girls. There, we had snack and did some exploring and found wild blueberries and cranberries. It was a cloudy an cooler morning so it was a great time for a hike and a bike ride. Our next stop was to Water Tower beach for an afternoon of swimming and playing.
The movie was edited over the weekend and is ready to be shown Monday morning.