In inquiry, we talked about different mysteries like the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and things like that. A mystery is just an unsolved problem. People choose whether to believe them or not. All of the year 6’s were put into groups to make our own mysteries for The Geelong College. When we were in groups, we had to make a Teaser trailer and a blurb for our mystery. There were some restrictions, there had to be no violence or death, we had to give evidence without giving it away. It had to be 20 to 30 seconds long and it had to hook the reader to want to know more.
To present the mystery we had to make a teaser trailer with either one short video and a picture, or to put 4 photos into our trailer. We chose 4 photos. In this activity, less is more so it actually puts the message across better if you use less footage and leave it a bit plainer than usual.
When recording our voice over, we were told to use a mysterious voice and act a little because if you have a smile on your face, it comes out in your voice and it ruins the mysterious vibe of the video. If you use a mysterious voice, it will make your video sound a lot better and it will suit your theme.
If I got the chance to do this again, I would have taken better footage in our time frame because we didn’t have much time to spare. We kind of gave it away on our first try because we actually filmed the chickens coming out of the grave. That proves it is true and defeats the purpose of the mystery so we had to use only the photos without the chooks in it. My group ended up using 2 or 3 photos instead of 4. We did have to make a grave and use that because the old ones had got knocked down. Over all it turned out ok. It was really challenging getting the editing done on time so we had to work through a couple of lunches but we got there in the end.
The whole experience was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot.