This week, we began filming our movies that we have been writing our scripts for. We organised our costumes and props and filmed one or two scenes. Each student in the team will get to film, act and edit!
We added our filming to iMovie and edited the video using all the different functions we have been exploring over the past few weeks. These include narration, splitting, transitions, sound, text, and special effects such as slow-motion and black and white. Using these functions creates a more engaging and exciting movie!
Over the next few weeks, we will be continuing the filming of our movies and editing as we go.
Here is a sneak peak…
This week we completed our movie scripts ready for filming! We are all very excited to be up to the filming stage as we made a list of the props and costumes we need to make our movies. We have all come up with our own ideas for our movies and they are all so different.
To be ready to edit our movies and make them as effective and interesting as possible, we learnt how to use another function in iMovie. Narration allows us to add voice-over to our movies. Now, we can edit videos and make them very engaging by
- splitting and deleting parts of the video
- add transitions between slides
- include special effects such as slow-motion and black and white
- add sound or music
- put text over video
- include narration
This week, we began the scripts for our movies! Each group started writing the speaking lines for each scene, including where the scene is taking place. We have completed the scripts for three scenes and will continue these in the upcoming weeks.
On iMovie, we explored the splitting function that allows us to split a video and move/delete certain parts. This is a great function that we can now use when editing our movies which will create more effect and make the movie more interesting. We took a 1 minute video, uploaded it to iMovie and then used the splitting function to cut out parts to make the movie exciting.
This week we started our movies that we will be working on throughout the term. We choose our groups and came up with very creative and exciting ideas for the movies. We choose our characters and spent some time creating character profiles for each character. The character profiles tell us about the characters and their roles in the movie.
Using iMovie, we then explored different transitions that are available that we can use to make our movie more effective and interesting moving from scene to scene. Click on the following link to view some of our work using transitions.
Next week, we will be starting to write the scripts for our movies!
This week we explored movie making and the processes involved in making a movie. To practice the processes, we created a short mini movie where we had to create character profiles, develop a script that included props, filming locations and speaking lines, film the movie using different and creative camera angles and filming techniques and edit the movie on the iMovie app.
Our mini movies were based on scenarios relating to cyber safety. This activity was a great introduction to the processes of movie making as we will be working on a longer movie throughout the term.
Welcome back to Term 3! This term we will be very busy as we will be working on an exciting project using iMovie. iMovie is an app that allows us to create a movie or trailer using video, sound and many other features that we will explore!
Students will be working in groups for the project. Over the course of this term, students will decide on a theme for their movie, develop character profiles, write their script, organise props and logistics of the filming, film the movie and edit the movie ready for viewing!
This week, we revisited Cybersafety as we viewed the video #Gameon and discussed what we can do to ensure we are smart and safe online. Students debated over the advantages and disadvantages of digital technologies and posed great arguments for both.
Click here to view the #GameOn episodes