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Jared Sandrew – Stereo-Visual Effects Supervisor on the last 7 Disney Feature Films

This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jared Sandrew, Stereoscopic Supervisor for The Walt Disney Studios. Jared was the Stereo/Visual Effects Supervisor on Disney’s last seven feature films including Aladdin, Dumbo, Mulan, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Nutcracker & the Four Realms, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and The Finest Hours. Jared designed and supervised the 3D conversion on the films. Jared also supervised the creative conversion of The Walk and  Man of Steel  while working at Legend3D with his dad, Barry Sandrew who we interviewed recently. Jared holds 13 patents ranging from 3D Model Multi-Review System to Mothod for creating 3D virtual reality from 2D images. He truly is a super star in visual effects and our hosts, Tiana S. and Heather S. walked away from this interview filled with new knowledge about how … - read more...


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Shark School with Jessica Harvey – The Coolest School On The Planet!

Join Jessica Harvey as she takes you to the coolest school on planet earth, the school of sharks. From the Tiger Shark - to the Bull Shark - to the Great Hammerhead, get ready for an educational experience you can really sink your teeth into! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Dominic D. comments, “If you are looking for the “coolest school on the planet,” well, look no further because I have found it!  Shark School with Jessica Harvey offers the best instruction - marine style – right from your own home!” SaniyaRain F. adds, “Sharks are the scariest predators in the sea! That is why it is important to learn accurate information about them, which is what you can on the documentary Shark School with Jessica Harvey from the Guy Harvey Expeditions.  Both the narrator and Jessica help the … - read more...

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Register Now for KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Online Boot Camps in June, July and August
If you're passionate about movies and see yourself in front of the camera as an entertainment reporter or actor, look no further, this is the camp for you!  This summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Boot Camps are all online. We have three camps meeting for one week each in June, July and August. Each camp meets for 2 hours a day, Monday through Friday. During the camp you will be coached by seasoned professionals and learn to… Critique and write film reviewsLearn how to videotape your reviewsInterview talent on Zoom and in personPromote your YouTube videos After completing this camp, you'll be invited to … - read more...


Matthew Bakal (Atom Tickets), Dawn Porter (John Lewis: Good Trouble), Ashley Aufderheide (Four Kids & It) and more!
Listen in as we interview Matthew Bakal (CEO, Atom Tickets), Dawn Porter (Director, John Lewis: Good Trouble), Ashley Aufderheide (Actress, Four Kids & It) and discuss what we’re excited to see when cinemas open. Host Ruby A. is joined by joined by KIDS FIRST! Critics Benjamin, Nathalia, Tiana, Bailey Rae, SaniyaRain, Katherine, Allison, Will, Ethan, Heather and Ginebra. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...

From the Jury

Four Kids and It * A Wonderful Fantasy Film with Such Realistic Looking CGI
A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Lindalee R., comments, “Inspired by E. Nesbit’s 1902 serialized novel called Five Children and It,  the movie Four Kids and It is a wonderful fantasy film for all ages that brings the story alive. The CGI seems so real that I believed the Psammead (the creature in the film played by Michael Caine) was actually alive and right there with the actors on the set.” See her full review below. Four Kids and ItBy Lindalee R., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 12 Inspired by E. Nesbit’s 1902 … - read more...


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