In our Manaiakalani Cluster which, consists of 13 different schools we were (not a must) to make a 3 minute or less movie and submit to Dorothy as she is in charge of movies. The sole reason behind movie making is so that the learners and teachers get the enjoyment of teamwork using various devices, story writing, costume designing, acting, editing and so on and come to the end product which, is the best movies possible.
This gives children some ownership, responsibility helps build confidence and it also involves the whanau to some extent as well.
This year we in Room 5 made a movie which is titled - Respecting Dogs. There were few challenges we had to tackle as a class before we ended up producing our video. Some of the challenges were:
1. Finding the big plush dog and we were fortunate enough to get one from one of the teachers.
2. The green screen room was kind of small and there were only two angles we were able to shoot from. The green screen room also had lots of light from the windows. We then decided to take the big piece of green cloth and pinned it on our classroom wall and did some shooting.
3. Another one was getting the song from Youtube, putting on garage band and sorting the music bit with words and the children's recorded voice line. It took quite some time for me to sort them out before I could export to iMovie and then start putting the clips.
4. Plus putting the clips on green screen with the suitable pictures was challenging as it took lots of time.
The best part was that I was successful in submitting my movie to Manaiakalanai and I involved almost all of my learners.
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