Today we have turned our classroom and the art room into a film studio! Some children started the day by getting into costume and filming the scenes that need the green screen. Others have been getting on with fascinating activities that link to our films such as analysing the data from our film surveys and designing the posters that will advertise our films. .After lunch we all came together as a class and we filmed some of the scenes for our films that don’t need the green screen.
It was peculiar filming today because we found that when you make a film you do not have to film the scenes in order! Some of the films recorded their ending first and jumped around all over the place! When we edit the films we will put them back in to the correct order and add the special effects.
We also discovered what the term ‘corpsing’ means! Some actors and acteresses couldn’t stop laughing!.
Below you can see some photos from throughout the day. Can you spot the camera when filming is taking place? At the moment you can see the green screen but when we edit you won’t.
We also learned about camera movements. We now know different types of movement that the camera operator can use. For example, you can pan left or right, or tilt up or down. We will make a video and upload it to the blog to teach you all about camera movements soon.
Throughout the day we have had brilliant fun but we had to be extremely patient whilst waiting for our scenes. We didn’t realise that extras had to be so quiet and mime so much of their action!