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.

Video Editing Workshop

In this incursion, students all have access to the same footage and work in groups to edit it together. In their groups they will decide what they wish their audience to feel, eg happy, sad, scared, and will edit their video to create their desired feeling, through the use of shot selection and sequencing, pace and music. Students will learn how to use and apply different editing techniques to elicit different feelings in the mind of the viewer.

This incursion teaches creative film making techniques, as students produce very different results from the same library of footage.

This incursion is suitable for Grades 7-12 and reflects Australian Curriculum outcomes.

Film Trailer Workshop

Students will learn the techniques involved and produce a film trailer/teaser. They will learn about soundbites, producing visually appealing imagery, creating suspense, pace and the use of music and sound design, as well as genre. The skills used are very different from producing a narrative video and exercises creative thought and imagination, as well as traditional film making techniques.

This incursion is suitable for Grades 7-12 and reflects Australian Curriculum outcomes.

Use of a curriculum related topic could meet the Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum in the areas of communications.

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 7-12 and reflects Australian Curriculum outcomes.

Documentary Workshop

Students will produce 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.

This incursion is suitable for Grades 7-12 and reflects Australian Curriculum outcomes.

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.

6-Shot Film Making Workshop

In this incursion students will learn how to tell a story using simple sequences of shots. Working in small groups students will create a short sequence showing an every day activity using different camera angles and shot sizes. They will learn how transposing these shots tell the story in varying ways and elicit different meanings.

We have designed this incursion to assist students in recognising the effects of various narrative film making techniques and how they can be utilised to tell a story, and is a good foundation for students to create their own short films.

This incursion is suitable for Grades 7-12 and reflects Australian Curriculum outcomes.

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.