Today we learnt about presenting.

We warmed up by stretching our mouths and saying tongue twisters (red leather – yellow leather/unique-New York/Peter Piper).

Then we looked at a video made last year and looked at the good points and bad points. We also looked at the eye line which is where your eyes are looking when the camera is pointing at you. We also learnt that you have to care about what you make.

We also learnt that you never should put notes on the camera because you are not looking straight at the camera. However, professional news readers have their script on the camera with the script scrolling down with the camera behind it.

Then we got into partners and someone held up their fist and the other person would pretend that the fist was the camera and we said the tongue twisters. Then some of us had a chance to say it into the real camera. I did it and I learnt that you can’t look around and you concentrate on looking at the camera.

What challenged was saying the tongue twisters.

I now have the skill to present into a camera.

Why Make A Film

Today we started Inquiry. We learnt about “Why Make A Film.” People make films for money, entertainment, information, to get a message or story out, for fun and if it is a hobby.

Films are made for different audiences. If you are making a film for young children the film would not have bad language. It may be created as a cartoon or with lots of colour and movement like for example The Wiggles. Young children are created for younger minds to understand and easily follow the story line.

How to get a message across? You get a message across by actors, directors, teaser trailers, ads, music, product placement and audiences (eg Family Feud with laughing in background).

What did I learn? I learnt that people make films for many different reasons.

What challenged you? It has challenged me by opening my eyes to realise that movies are not just made for fun and to entertain us but also for different reasons.