Friday, 11 November 2005

WickEd Makahu

Kids are getting into the finer details of movie making at Makahu. They have been learning about the different types of video shots (pan, tilt, zoom etc) they can use to present their ideas. Today armed with their poems about things around Makahu school (School Pool, the lambs, Flying Fox, Kowhai, Ponga...) they went out and practised their shots. Eden did a great job modelling the 5 second shot and keeping the camera steady compared to letting the camera run and following every action around the room! After the video was taken (all with a very loud plane in the background - they were doing a fertiliser drop up the valley all morning!) we went back to the classroom and the kids evaluated each others work. Some good basic skills worked on today. Thanks to Mike Whiteman - a fantastic resource out in schools about video technique - all schools should have this - look for it if you're doing any video in the classroom. Eden plans to get some quality work up onto WickEd TV. A great place to view other students videos, to publish your work to a wider audience and to pick up some good ideas and resources.
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