An extraordinary day of filming! By Bismah and Mya

Today we have turned our classroom and the art roomΒ 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. .AfterΒ 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 blogΒ 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!

38 thoughts on “An extraordinary day of filming! By Bismah and Mya

  1. Also thank you for writeing all aout we have been doing and thanks for taking time to write such a brilliant post πŸ˜‰ πŸ™ πŸ™‚ 😐

  2. I also agree with mya and bismah today it was fun. we larned the camera movements pan l or r tilt up and down zoom in or out crab and track forward and backwards

  3. it was so funney when I agree πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™

  4. i have learned a lot about camrea movements that camrea opreaters use when filiming

    . tilt (ing) up and down
    . crab (ing) right and left:)
    . zoom (ing) in and out πŸ™‚
    . track (ing) forward and backwards πŸ™‚

    also i have learned a lot also i remembered

    . mid shot is when you can see there whole body:)

    . long shot is when it is faraway πŸ™‚

    . close up is when it is very close πŸ™‚

  5. It wasn’t just you children who had a great day- I had a brilliant time and learned so much too today! I can’t wait to see the finished films. I’m sure all of the hard work will be worth it. Miss Martindale

  6. Hello 4M! I have just looked at yoUr blog and it is amazing. I really learnt alot from zara. She has done a great job at explaining the angles. I teach St James in Wales.

  7. I am looking forward to seeing how professional your films look 4M. You will have to come and teach 4G everything Dom has told you about camera angles.

  8. I loved filming but it was a bit hard being extras and keeping quiet!! I cant wait till we publish our films and sell them!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™ πŸ˜‰

  9. i really enjoy acting in the films they are going to be so amazing.i cant wait until we edit them and improve.
    we also had fun rnin angles

    . making the storyboards
    . making the prop
    . writing the scriipts
    . doing the survey
    . learning about angles
    . learning camrea movements
    . making the DVD covers

    i think we have done alot!. i cant until we show them to the other classes
    can you?

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