Movie making – CONNECT

Today we mind mapped our movie topic, Connect. We used the app Popplet to brainstorm 3 questions.

Who do we connect with?
Why do we connect with each other?
How do we connect with each other?

Here are a couple of mind maps we made with Popplet:

by Jacob 6K

by Jackie 6K and Tahlia 6L

We then used this brainstorm to complete a movie pitch for our stop-motion animations.

Next week we will start our scripts and explore some famous scripts and scenes from well-known movies.

ACMI – Screen It Competition 2013

Do you like film and television?  Have you ever dreamed of making your own film?

This term we are going to be running our own movie making competition Oatlands Screen Dreams.  The theme is “Connect with Communication”.  You will be asked to make a short animation using your iPad.  Your film needs to be between 30 and 120 seconds.

The winning films from the 2013 Oatlands Screen Dreams competition will be entered into ACMI’s Screen It competition.  “Screen It is designed to encourage and foster the next generation of young moving image makers.”

So what is ACMI?  ACMI is the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, located in Federation Square Melbourne.  It “celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all all its forms – film, television and digital culture.”  ACMI presents film screenings, exhibitions, talks and creative workshops for people interested in the moving image.

Take a look at a couple of the winners from last year.  You will need to watch these on a computer, as they require Flash and wont play on the iPads.

Screen It 2012 winners.