A behind-the-scenes look at the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, episode 1. In this Episode host, Yvette Hampton talks with the director of Schoolhouse Rocked, Garritt Hampton about what listeners can expect from the podcast, and why they are making a homeschool documentary.
Here’s a very special feature for up-and-coming filmmakers and photographers. Garritt Hampton, director of Schoolhouse Rocked, shares practical advice on lighting for video and photography. In this talk Garritt recommends some low-cost methods and equipment (and gives some advanced tips) to give your videos and photos a professional look.
Here’s a very special feature for up-and-coming filmmakers. Garritt Hampton, director of Schoolhouse Rocked, presents this practical guide to videography (and photography too!). This presentation was given at the 2018 Miracle Mountain Ranch Photography and Media Summit.
Here’s a very special feature for up-and-coming filmmakers. Garritt Hampton, director of Schoolhouse Rocked, shares his experiences as a Christian filmmaker in and out of Hollywood. In this talk, Garritt gives practical advice to those wanting to get started in filmmaking, and answers the question, “do I need to go to Hollywood to be a filmmaker?”
Garritt and Yvette Hampton didn’t set out to film Schoolhouse Rocked on a whim. Making this movie required a huge change for their family. Answering a call from God, they sold their house, cars, and possessions, to set out across the country filming this important homeschool documentary.
In October, 2017, Garritt and Yvette shared their story at the 2:1 conference in Herndon, Virginia. In this talk they don’t just talk about the steps they took in obedience to God’s calling on their lives, but they gave practical advice for hearing and responding to God’s calling for you.
“Honestly, we were worried about that social awkwardness, and we just thought, going into it, that if your kids are at home with you all day they won’t have opportunities to interact with other people and they’ll come out weird. We didn’t realize, going into it, that that just wasn’t the way homeschooling was. There are so many opportunities to interact with other kids. Our kids, in fact, have been involved in a co-op for several years and they’re able to get together with other kids a day a week and play and learn great classical stuff, and memorize, and recite, and speak in public, and that’s been great for them. The the myth of the unsocialized homeschooler is just that. It’s a myth. It’s not based in reality. The other thing we realized though, was that some of that reservation was just vanity on our part, and the idea of raising a kid who was different seamed distasteful to us at first. But the truth is, as Christians, we really are needing to raise up kids who are different from what the public school system is turning out. And so, as we started to look at our own prejudices we realized it’s okay to be different from what’s out there. It’s okay to have kids who are well-spoken, and well mannered, and can interact with adults, and are intelligent, and can speak in public, and stand for their faith, and so we embrace some of that difference.”
This is a very rare update from Garritt Hampton, director of Schoolhouse Rocked. Schoolhouse Rocked superfans are used to hearing from Yvette, host and producer, but on this trip Yvette was driving so Garritt could write and edit in the car. Somewhere in Alabama he took a few minutes to give a quick update on the film and a preview of the trip to the Educating for Success Home Business Conference at the Marriott hotel outside the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Rhea Perry puts on the home business conference to encourage homeschooling families to work together to build family businesses. This is a great way that homeschooling students learn to work and contribute to their families. We had a great time at the conference and learned a ton.
Sarah Mackenzie from Read-Aloud Revival with Yvette in Greenville, South Carolina
We had the great pleasure of interviewing Sarah Mackenzie, author of Teaching From Rest, at the Southeast Homeschool Convention in Greenville, South Carolina.
A big thank you to Pam Barnhill for having us on the Homeschool Snapshots podcast. We have really enjoyed getting to know her. We got to interview her for Schoolhouse Rocked when we were in Greenville, South Carolina for the Southeast Homeschool Convention.