Gift Buyer Spotlight: This Book is Something Else!

One of the best things about summer is that we spend more time outside, either on vacations, in our yards or at summertime events. With all of this time outside we tend to take more pictures or videos of our experiences. This month I have chosen two of my favorite items that go hand in hand with the summer: This Book Is a Camera: A Pop-Up Camera by Kelli Anderson and Smartphone Movie Maker by Bryan Michael.

This Book is a Camera: A Pop-UP Camera is an amazing 4x5” pinhole camera that pops up from the pages of the book. Kelli Anderson wonderfully explains and demonstrates how this pop up, along with light, can produce fun photographs. Using a pinhole camera brings out childhood memories and all the fun that a simple device can be. This book includes: a folded piece of paper that transforms into a working 4x5” camera, a lightproof bag, 5 sheets of photo-paper and development instructions from your household DIY to creating your own darkroom.

Smartphone Movie Maker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763694111
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 14th, 2017

Smartphone Movie Maker takes the ease of your smart phone and gives you everything you need to make your own movies. The guide gives you all kinds of tips, techniques, and instructions on how to edit and even how to add special effects to your film. You will find easy-to-follow advice on everything from building your own narrative to having clear concepts. This gives everyone, from young budding film buffs to adults, just what they need to have fun. Just like the This Book is a Camera, this book transforms into a lens-fitted projector to slot into your smartphone. Special features also included a popcorn box, fully illustrated, hands-on director’s handbook and a storyboarding book. One of the best parts? There’re also pre-printed tickets to invite friends and family to your screening.

Each of these great kits is a creative way to have fun with friends or family. As summer starts and the sun stays out longer, it’s time to get out there and be creative and share your summer experiences.

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