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Camera for 9 yr old

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:26:39 GMT

My nine year old daughter has gotten really into filmmaking but has been using the family iPad and iMovie up to now. We'd like to move to the next step and get her something of her own, ideally that she can still use with iMovie, but I'm not sure if we should get her a camera or just buy her an iPad for the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Tom Barrance
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:21:47 GMT

Hi Mary, I posted an article about cameras for children earlier this week: http://learnaboutfilm.com/making-a-film/equipment-for-low-budget-filmmaking/video-cameras-children-teens/ An iPad with an iOgrapher case would be good, maybe an iPad mini. If you get a separate camcorder, she'd need to edit on a computer. (Macs come with the desktop version of iMovie, but unless you already own a Mac that's a big expense.)