Obviously, this is a difficult time for everybody and many local businesses are getting hit extremely hard. We therefore want to use our little platform and help in any way we can.
We asked local businesses to let us know of any products, services, or activities they're currently offering, that can help Austin families keep their kids busy and make this time as enjoyable as possible for their kids and their whole family. In the coming days, we will be introducing those offers on our blog. Sign up for our newsletter, so you don't miss any of these awesome deals.
Squishy Banana Studios
Squishy Banana Studios offers Filmmaking and Karaoke for kids and teens. They are fully mobile with after school classes, summer camps, and parties in Austin and Dripping Springs.
Online, interactive film classes
What better way to stay engaged with reading, writing, and the arts than movie making!!
Each week Squishy Banana Studios is creating a brand new short film in the comfort of your own home. Don't just sit around watching Netflix...create your own movies on your mobile device!!
Join Squishy Banana Studios in a start to finish movie making online class that will make the time fly by and keep our minds engaged.
From Monday to Friday at either 9:30 am or 4 pm (replay of lesson will be available) Squishy Banana Studios will meet online for an interactive class on how to write a screenplay and how to film a movie. They will provide everything you need and worksheets to print at home to complete on your own time after each lesson. Once you're done, your movie is ready to shoot! Grab your family, neighbors, some props and costumes, and film your movie. Squishy Banana Studios will provide resources on how to edit.
Here are some of the things your kids will be learning and creating:
- Brainstorming a story
- Creating Characters
- Location Scouting
- Learning About Camera Shots
- Writing a Screenplay
- How to Film Your Movie
- How to Edit
Each student or household will create their own movie completely from start to finish. You can film your movie on a smart phone or tablet. Fancy camera not required.
All ages are welcome to join. If you can read and write, you can make a movie!
Fee: $65. If you’re in a tight spot during this time, you are welcome to join for free no questions asked. Additionally, Squishy Banana Studios is also accepting scholarship donations.
Join the online classes here.
Squishy Banana Studios Party Packages
Squishy Banana Studios also offers $50 off party packages for buy now, party later. Party packages include theatre games, karaoke, and film creation.
Theatre Game Party
- Our party host will get the party going with film and theatre games used to activate the body and mind
- 1 hour of interactive theatre games and fun
- Best for kids ages 8 and up
- Starting at $100 (discount taken when added to cart)
- 90 min of nonstop singing and dancing fun
- Includes PA system, two microphones, song books, song sign up sheets, party lights, and monitor with lyrics
- Add on a music video!
- Starting at $200 (discount taken when added to cart)
Film Creation Party
- 2 hours of filmmaking from start to finish
- Write, direct, and act as the characters
- Best for parties of 10 kids and under
- One copy of video (approx 3-5 min in length delivered digitally)
- Starting at $300 (discount taken when added to cart)
Thank you for your support
Together, we will overcome this worldwide challenge and we are happy to be in a position to contribute a bit of relief and happiness to our local Austin community.
Thank you for supporting local small business, it really does matter, especially at times like these.
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