Over the last few weeks the year 6 have been making films about an endangered animal from this list:
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To start we needed to choose an animal. I chose the gorilla because it is my favorite animal. We then had to research our animal to make a script.
Once we had finished our script we went on the excursion to the Zoo. The gorillas were out for most of the day. But then we looked for where the gorilla talk was and got a bit lost. We then asked someone where the gorilla talk was and he said whichever side of the enclosure the gorillas were and that was the exact thing we didn’t know. We then found where the talk was and it was just finishing.
We then had to edit our footage to make it in to a film. We first had to refine our scripts. Mine looks this:
Did you know:
- Every gorilla in the world has a different nose.
- Gorillas also have longer arms then legs. This helps the gorilla to walk.
- And Gorillas share 98.3 percent of their DNA with humans.
Because of these cool features, and many more, I have always been fascinated by Gorillas.
Gorillas are one of the most feared animals in the world. Whilst it is true that they are large, powerful creatures, they are also very gentle. Gorillas are endangered because of poaching and habitat destruction and the mountain gorilla has become the most endangered type of gorilla.
I learnt from my research and visit to the Melbourne Zoo, which has a Save Our Species campaign, that mobile phones have a mineral in them called coltan. Now if you don’t know what Coltan is, it is a mineral that is found in Gorilla’s habitats, and we humans are mining it to produce our products, such as mobile phones. Because of this, we are killing gorillas.
You can help these gentle creatures by donating your old mobile phones to Zoos Victoria.
Once we were done refining our scripts we had to record our voiceover. We then had to put the film together. I used only my footage because the gorilla was out for the whole day.
We then had to get feedback. We had to sit our laptops on a table and then walk around and comment on other films.
Once we did that had to edit our films again.
We the submitted our films for the final time and the gave feedback to each other. Here is my feed back for my finished film.
I like the voice over and the music-Mia
You had really cool facts and good music-Ellie
you had really great facts – LIly
I like the facts, the music fits the mood. – Zoe
You really informed the audience about what is killing them and making them extinct-Mary B.
The voice overs were really good and your facts were really good. The music set the mood and made the film really powerful – Emmaline
Your facts were very interesting, and I have learnt a lot about the gorilla than I knew before. -Georgie
i liked your music it really suited your film, and also your film has lots of facts – Samantha
I like your choice of music and your footage. I also like your facts – Rory
Good and interesting facts. The audio quality was decent, and the footage was good.-Matthew
I really liked your facts and the way you say you are facinated by the gorilla’s – Astrid
Here is my finished film. Enjoy.