Supporters of the “found footage” format say it’s more of a filmmaking tool than a tired shtick, but while that’s an arguable claim even they would have to agree that too many filmmakers simply don’t know how to use this particular tool. Instead it’s usually little more than a budgetary bonus that also nets a film an extra marketable factor. More mature film fans, those of us past drinking age, have been sitting through found footage movies for years now and are used to the paucity of good to great examples. The gimmick isn’t going away anytime soon, so it’s about damn time that the young ones were exposed to the joys of the format. It’s actually a smart play too as kids are far less likely to notice the numerous issues inherent in most of the films employing it. Earth to Echo‘s initial teaser dropped back in December, but it revealed only the basics that four kids find something alien, and because all the cool kids are doing it, they also film themselves every minute of the day. The full trailer below expands on that premise and actually gives us a look at the alien creation that befriends our pre-teen heroes. Imagine if Wall-E knocked up Clash of the Titans‘ Bubo and four months later this preemie was born. Anyway. The kids name him Echo and they all have adventures and shit. Check out the full trailer for Earth to Echo below.