We offer various Film Making incursions and align these with the Australian School Curriculum. Our incursions are designed to exercise students’ imaginations and creativity, engaging even those students who may be a little more reluctant, while they learn transferrable skills such as planning, organisation, teamwork and creativity. We can also custom design and tailor an incursion to meet your school’s needs, current topics and curriculum focus.

News Program

In this incursion students will produce a news show on a topic that is related to their current curriculum focus.

Working in small groups students will each take a hands on role in making the program, mirroring the roles in a real live TV news program, including camera, sound recordist and director, as well as news reporters.

A student will play the role of a studio “news anchor” who introduces the different news stories, which will then be reported on by various students as “field reporters” who will talk about the situations and interview students playing the part of various members of the community relating to the news story.

This incursion is suitable for Grades 5-6 and reflects the Australian Curriculum outcomes for Literacy in listening and speaking interactions, oral presentations, purpose and audience, and creating texts, while also meeting the criteria for the Media Arts areas of the curriculum. Use of a curriculum related topic could meet the Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum in the areas of communications and can also be adapted to include knowledge and understanding, questioning, analysing, evaluating and reflecting.

Documentary Workshop

Students will producVideo Documentary Workshops Kidse a short documentary based on a topic related to their current curriculum focus.

Working in small groups students will each take a role in making the program, mirroring the roles in a real TV documentary, including location scout, camera, lighting, sound recordist and director, as well as a presenter or presenters and interviewees.

The presenter will introduce the topic, and the students will gather supporting footage and/or photographs to illustrate the subject. Several students will be interviewed playing the role of experts or someone in the community who has been affected by the topic, and the overall documentary will give a balanced view on the subject.

Students will then be involved in editing their short documentary. Video Editing for Students

This incursion is suitable for Grades 5-6 and reflects the Australian Curriculum outcomes for Literacy in listening and speaking interactions, oral presentations, purpose and audience, and creating texts, while also meeting the criteria for the Media Arts and Digital Technology areas of the curriculum.

Use of a curriculum related topic could meet the Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum in the areas of communications and can also be adapted to include knowledge and understanding, questioning, analysing, evaluating and reflecting.

Storytelling WorkshopMovie Special Effects Green Screen for Children

In a this performance based incursion, students will tell and perform a story in front of a green screen backdrop, and afterwards will witness the magic as we replace the green screen with backgrounds relating to the story.

Students will take different roles within the workshop, taking the part of the narrator or the characters within the story. Older students may also play a part behind the camera, for example as director and camera operator.

This incursion is suitable for Grades 3-6 and reflects the Australian Curriculum outcomes for Drama in developing and understanding of practices, and Literacy in listening and speaking interactions, oral presentations, while also meeting the criteria for the Media Arts and Digital Technologies areas of the curriculum.

‘Ken Burns Style’  Documentary Slideshow Workshop

Students will narrate a short documentary on a subject, on a topic related to their current curriculum focus. They will then edit this using Windows Movie Maker or iMovie, add photos and drawings to illustrate their topic, add titles and music. This is designed as an individual project, although students can also work in groups.

This incursion is suitable for Grades 4-6 and reflects the Australian Curriculum outcomes for Literacy in oral presentations, purpose and audience, and creating texts, while also meeting the criteria for the Media Arts and Digital Technology areas of the curriculum.

You will receive a digital copy of your students’ video within one week of your incursion for screening at school or uploading to your school blog or website.