Danny & Rico, Otautau School, Year 7&8. Teacher: Dianne Davidson.
Inquiry - to inquire what makes a good documentary & produce one on a topical topic.
To present an unbiased view in a report format
- Learnt about: - new technologies - filming - movie making - interviewing
different software (advanced search) - Keynote - Garageband
Competencies; problem solving (using google & youtube) - organisation - work ethic (committing to a task & completing it) - perseverance - thinking outside the square - seeking & taking on feedback
This year I wrote a speech about ‘Why Video Games Are Good For You’. I decided to do a more balanced report on this topic as a documentary for our inquiry. We watched documentaries so we could get ideas for ours. Daniel made animations on Keynote with photos from violent & non-violent video games using advanced search so we wouldn’t commit a felony because of copyright claims. Made a storyboard. John Parson the internet safety consultant was coming to our school to talk to us so we emailed him about an interview. We needed a backing track because our footage had an echo, didn’t have echo resistant wallpaper. Daniel found the perfect music - no copyright claims or lyrics.
By Reghan Laurie