Last term both 5/6J and 5/6R got to visit Kingswood High School for 2 days to participate in an Adobe Film Making Workshop. We were super excited!
Mr Creighton from Kingswood High taught us how to use the program Adobe Premier Pro, which is what is used in film and TV studios all over the world to make films.
It looked very technical, but our Stage 3 students took to it like a duck in water, being digital natives and all. Miss B and Mrs R were amazed at how intuitively everyone navigated there way through the many, many commands and tasks in Adobe Premier Pro.
Within hours we were out on an adventure to film a short movie in groups, following a pre-determined script. The focus was on using as many different camera angles as possible to make the film interesting.
We watched this video below of extreme bike stuntman Danny MacAskill to get the idea (and we all loved it because we are learning about extreme sports!)
Once we had collected heaps of footage we returned to the film classroom to use Adobe Premier Pro to create a short film, chopping and editing scenes, adding opening and closing credits and music.
For day two, we had to write our own scripts, film all the footage and edit it to create a short film.The film had to be based around a chase scene.
After our script writing workshop (including nominating a range of camera angles) we headed out again to film all the scenes.
Then we were working towards deadline, editing and composing our films, exporting them to show to the class!
Here are some of our finished products. We had 4 groups of 7, so there are 4 different story lines. Each pair edited the film a little differently, so we ended up with approximately 12 different films on each day!
The Stolen Phone
The Mysterious Friend
Bullying is not Ok
The Stolen Cash version 1
The Stolen Cash version 2.
What a great experience! Thanks to KHS and Mr Creighton having us for the week and thanks to all the KHS students who were our mentors throughout the film making workshops.
One of the mentors put together this video which is an overview of our 2 days at KHS.