May I recommend this TED lecture to you. In India Sugata Mitra conducted a fascinating experiment in self instruction among children. He installed PCs in remote areas and observed as children worked out how to use them.
A creative project, like any other, has process steps and milestones. One reason why creative projects often fail is because not enough time is spent understanding the purpose of the project and refining the ideas around that purpose.
At this school we wanted to combine music, writing, film, animation and the wonderful technique known as green-screen – or perhaps blue-screen; Chroma Separation Overlay, CSO if you want to show off.
There’s a lot of frustration over the compatibility of small popular video cameras and free editing software packages. VideoPad might work well with the popular Flip cameras, with Audacity offering a solution for multi-track audio. Then there’s the free VLC Media Player.