The Moving Love Letter:

A Guide to Keeping Your Memories in Motion

with Nivea Walker

self-paced course



NEW! This program is now available at Click Photo School as a self-paced course.

All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside a virtual classroom. Registration includes one year access to the course.

One clip, one edit, one video at a time, you’ll gain the filmmaking skills you need – so you can start capturing the scenes and sounds of life more fully.

From setup and settings to must-know tips for focus, lighting, and movement, you’ll learn helpful filming techniques so you can create meaningful short films of your own family.

“I want my children to see, hear, and feel the love I have for them through my visual letters.”

Go behind the scenes with Nivea as she edits a Day in the Life film from start to finish!

Learn how frame rate, shutter rate, aperture, and ISO contribute to the look and feel of your film!

Learn how to integrate the three different shot types into your film (and stabilize like a pro while you are getting the shot)!

what you’ll get


From equipment to settings and all of the must-know shooting techniques, Nivea will show you how to put together a beautiful film!

  • Video: Equipment and Settings
  • Video: Focusing
  • Quick reference project guide for personal films
  • Video: Introduction to Final Cut Pro
  • Editing Video: Edit my Day in the Life Film from Start to Finish
  • Behind the Scenes: Quick look at behind the scenes footage
  • Behind the Scenes: Music selection process
  • Video: How to add your favorite presets to your footage in Lightroom

Learn on any device! All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom.


You'll check off each interactive step as you go, from watching the videos to engaging in discussions with Nivea and fellow students.


Read through Nivea's answers to questions asked during the launch event (now concluded) and watch her Q&A video!


All class materials are yours to download and keep.

about your presenter

Nivea Walker is a mom, occupational therapist, and emotional filmmaker based in Richmond, Virginia. Being her family’s storyteller through filmmaking has become one of her favorite ways of expressing love and bottling up memories. She loves to document the everyday, real moments in life and she finds beauty in imperfection. Three of her favorite things: movie night with the family, trying out different restaurants, and travel.

17 thoughts on “The Moving Love Letter: A Guide to Keeping Your Memories in Motion”

  1. Such a great course that breaks down the seemingly daunting and overwhelming process of making a film. Super inspiring and so many great tips and ideas for ways to approach filming and capturing those precious moments and sounds that we never want to forget!

    1. Thank you Amy for your kind words! I’m so glad that I was given the opportunity to break down the filmmaking process and help more people dive into video land and capture their special moments! <3

  2. This is such an amazing breakout. Nivea has put so much thought and heart into her PDF and videos. She covers every aspect of making movies for your family that are not only memorable but feel cinematic. You can even easily go back and use clips of old videos to make a whole new movie of a family trip or special day. I wish CPS would make a full course on this subject because Nivea is such a great teacher and I feel like there is so much more I could learn form her. Highly recommend this breakout!

    1. Thank you so much Sidra! It means the world to me that this breakout has inspired you to record your family’s memories. I can’t wait to see more from you!

  3. Kristen Davidson

    I have really wanted to start making home movies for a while now, but for some reason have been so afraid to try! Nivea breaks down the process into small parts including the gear you need, how to shoot, and how to edit your films. It is packed full of detailed and helpful information, and has shown me that making beautiful home movies is not the overwhelming, daunting process I imagined it would be!! This breakout is well worth the price and is one that I will go back to again and again. Nivea is an open book about her process and I have no doubt I will be able to create something meaningful for my family! Don’t hesitate to jump into this breakout if making beautiful movies has ever been on your list of things you’d love to do :)

  4. I am absolutely loving this breakout! The films Nivea creates are incredibly inspiring! It makes me feel like I need to get to filming right away! With her tips and help, I feel confident enough to do that, without having to overthink all the technical aspects. These films are for you and your family first and foremost! That’s really what stood out to me in this breakout. Also, the eBook and teaching videos are just beautifully done! This was money WELL spent!!

    1. Thank you, Krista! You hit the nail on the head. These videos are for YOU! I’m so glad you found something inspiring from the breakout and that you feel confident enough to get started! <3

  5. Very helpful breakout. I have always wanted to start making videos but felt too intimidated. Thank you for embracing imperfection and for the encouragement to get started. I wish I started sooner!

    1. Thank you so much China! I am so imperfect so embracing it has come easily, haha! It’s never too late to start recording your memories!

  6. I can’t say enough positive things about this beautiful breakout. Nivea’s passion for filmmaking is evident throughout the breakout and she is incredibly generous with sharing her creative process and how she captures the love and magic in her films. I’ve dabbled in making films in the past but I felt overwhelmed with the technical aspects of it all but Nivea’s thorough approach to teaching has made me realize that I can make beautiful films and create the ultimate keepsakes for myself and my family. Her ebook is filled with gorgeous imagery and showcases her intensive knowledge for creating films. I have purchased dozens of breakouts and this one stands out as one that I will refer to time and time again. This is an excellent resource and I highly recommend it.

  7. Camille! Thank you for this thoughtful review! I really strived to make this simple, almost too simple haha but it’s so important to me that I share with the world how easy and MEANINGFUL it is to take off the photographer hat sometimes and press that record button! I appreciate your feedback! <3 I can't wait to see what beautiful films you create!

  8. Exactly what I needed. I’m a photographer who has always flirted with the idea of filmmaking. I used to think that making videos was too tedious and overwhelming, but Nivea’s breakout seriously breaks down the process to make it simple for ANYONE to do. Her precious little videos of her own children is incredibly inspiring giving me this sense of urgency to grab the camera and start filming my own kids TODAY. Her eBook is beautiful and simple to follow filling you with confidence that you can start creating meaningful films with the equipment you already have on hand. Highly recommend!

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