Are you planning to make a submission to the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival? Do you need some help? The library is here for you!
The 90-Second Newbery is an annual video contest in which kids and teens create movies that tell the entire stories of a Newbery-winning (or honor) book in 90 seconds or a little bit longer. Learn all the details.
Teachers and Families
- Down load this free curriculum guide on adapting a book into a film., opens a new window
- Explore Film Making techniques for kids, opens a new window
- Learn more about the common core of film making!, opens a new window
- James Kennedy, the creator of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, has written a three part guide on how to approach making your movie. These are great advice!
Hardware is hardly a problem, when you have a library card.
- The Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library has a Digital Media Lab (DML), opens a new window where you can…
- Check out video cameras
- Borrow audio recording equipment
- Reserve a computer with movie editing software.
Learn from the masters
- Need guidance? Schedule a training session with our DML mentors to learn the basics. Educators, families, individuals are all welcome. Topics include…
- How to use the camera
- Storyboarding, narrative, and pre-production skills
- Basic editing
- Adapting a book into a script
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Learn more about the Digital Media Lab.
We welcome you to request a visit to have a library representative visit your school or organization to present about the 90-second Newbery Film Festival to students, staff, or parents.