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Video Production Tips: Working with Kids

Video Production Tips: Working with Kids

If your video production calls for working with kids, whatever the age, it pays to make the child the most important person on set. Treat children with respect, guidance and generosity to get the performance you desire.

When working with young children, it’s necessary to provide them with fun games, age appropriate snacks, meals and drinks as well as a “treat” for a good performance. Try to work with a Director who has experience with children as they will be more open to kid lingo and personalities.

Older children often take acting very seriously and will want to learn as much as possible. Be prepared to answer questions and explain what will happen during the shoot. They will be more likely to work with you if you give them a tour of the set and introduce them to the “grown up” crew and make them feel special to the production.

Regardless of age, make sure to abide by state laws concerning time restrictions and on-set schooling. Each state has different laws; for example California requires a work permit for children working in theatrical employment, whereas Arizona does not.

Above all, relax and enjoy yourself. Remember that children will only listen for limited periods of time, after which pushing them just leads to frustration for everyone. The key is to be ready to get the good shots quickly and anything after that is a bonus. Kids can enhance your production value so make it a fun experience for all!

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