I know this is in-season OT, and for that I am duly ashamed. However, I could use some help and often get some ideas from this blog. This is kind of specifically for unabashed tech geeks who could point me in the right direction.
My son is really interested in the young "tech culture." Film Theory, Game Theory, TDM, those absolutely horrible (but suprisingly very funny) "Jeffy" vidoes. He has a video camera and likes to do different things with it, make videos of his own, either like "voiceover videos" with different characters or taking videos of trips. etc. Like the American Beauty guy but far less creepy.
Problem is, he wants to do things with these videos that I don't know how to do, and he alone cannot figure out how as he is only 10 and is just gaining experience with computer literacy and doesn't really know exactly what he wants to do, only that he wants to do what "they" do. Things like gameplay capture, editing, text and audio inclusion.
My question is, what is the best way for a novice to advance this interest? I know there are some techies on this blog that could give me some ideas. Are there like in-home "computer tutors," like completely not creepy people who will provide lessons on an hourly basis? It is not really "graphic design," it is more the groundwork for that so I don't really think he is ready for a class in that.
Are there really good programs, downloads, software for this that I haven't seen yet? You Tube movie maker and Windows Video maker are kind of disasters and really just frustrate him because they are not intutive or user friendly. There is no support either.
Any suggestions would be helpful. I want to be the helpful dad but don't know where to point him with this. (And please not "point him outside to pick up a football - he is not interested). Thanks for any suggestions.