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K.A.M.P. Kids Are Making Short Films!

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“The Missing”

Our K.A.M.P. kids last week conceived, filmed and edited this amazing short film!  Check it out below!

“Ride” by Twenty One Pilots Lip Sync Video!

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Week 3 Summer K.A.M.P. Video!

Check out our K.A.M.P. Kids from our Week 3 Music Video Production Workshop! After some planning, the kids decided to produce a lip-sync version of “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots. We planned our video, did some location scouting, filmed on the square, utilized green-screen, learned about lighting, applying special effects and DSLR basics and edited our video in Final Cut ProX. What a GREAT week!

Filmmaking K.A.M.P. was a SUCCESS!

Filmmaking Summer K.A.M.P. Week 2

A Success!  In our first Filmmaking Summer K.A.M.P. session, the kids wrote the script, conceptualized the visuals, recorded voice-overs, composed music, filmed, added lighting, edited video, created an original song and worked on a score for this movie.  We closed with a Wrap Party at Butter & Cream and some party time at Decatur Rec!

It is important that kids learn how to co-create their world, and not compete for it.  Their natural inclination is to imagine.  It is amazing what can happen when kids are taught how to organize great ideas into tangible creations!  Some great tools, a few guiding principles and LITTLE bit of time, they can do anything!

Our First Week of Summer K.A.M.P.!

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“The Bounty Hunters”

From Our Week 1 Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Check out our work from the first week of Summer K.A.M.P.!  Kids were painting backgrounds and designing sets with dirt and sand.  They used a Panasonic GH4 and edited the movie in Final Cut ProX.  What an awesome first week!

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Week 2 Film Making

Our second week is coming to a close tomorrow and we are EXCITED to share the project from our first Filmmaking K.A.M.P.!   We filmed a ghostly experience, and the kids are really proud of their work!  Stay tuned!

Mothers Day Mini-Sessions Benefit by Djaren Photography

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Mothers Day is around the corner and we have a SPECIAL opportunity for some amazing moms!  Our friends Dj and Karen with Djaren Photography are hosting a series of Mothers Day Mini-Sessions to benefit the Märchen Sagen Academy! Djaren Photography, Balance Design, and Colors Diaz Painting, have all collaborated to create a mother and child/children mini portrait session in what they have called “a uniquely designed monochromatic (all white), modern, minimalist portrait setting”.  BTW, mom will definitely love the additional pampering at the hands of the talented staff of Decatur Massage Heights.

Donations benefit our scholarship and mentor program!  We will be mentoring and providing internship opportunities for creative high school kids who are not on a particular college track.  Training in video and audio production will be provided in our studio, as well additional lectures on relationship building and entrepreneurship.


• mother and child(ren) mini portrait session

• customized Facebook banner image from the portrait session

• $50 print credit

• pre-photography champagne and makeup pamper session for mom

• Märchen Sagen academy experience for the kids during mom’s pamper session

• super secret mom photography session surprise

• thirty minute massage gift certificate at the new Decatur Massage Heights

Download the Flyer:    Mini Session & Massage – Marchen Sagen



For information and to book your session, please use this link:

Tour Our Space!

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Thanks to (DJ Jennings and Karen Hagerman), we have a wonderful Google Virtual Tour online now!  Please check it our here, or on the tab above!

Click and drag your mouse or use the navigation tool to take a tour or our space!
Click the arrows floating in the image to move to the next location.

New Promo Ad for Leon’s Full Service!

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We recently produced a new ad announcing the return of The Brisket, at Leon’s Full Service.  Check it out!


Raising Funds For Scholarships!

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We are sponsoring kids in our after school!  We have been very fortunate to find support and guidance from small businesses, non profits, an awesome local bank and individuals alike.  Please check out our GoFundMe Page and donate what you can to sponsor a child who needs it!


“The Key of Cupcakes” is here!

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Our new, stop-motion/live-action/green-screen kid-made masterpiece is here!  “The Key of Cupcakes”!  The kids spent a LOT of time working on this.  Coming up with concepts, making their own backgrounds, filming, editing, moving legos, recording voice-overs and learning how to make music and apply to a film.  Here it is!

“Bullies Are Just Babies” is done!

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Our first song cut in our new production room is an anti-bullying/Pro-Kid-Empowerment anthem called “Bullies Are Just Babies”.  It features many of The MSA Kids, with Shaina and Christian on the verses, Tinley, Ella and Luca on backgrounds and ad-libs and Julian as the “the bully voice” on the bridge.  We hope that you enjoy and share with the kids!