Katie Barry and I were introduced to a great group of Year 7 to 9 students who recently watch the movie Bully.
The aim of this day was to encourage the students to work in a team (production crew) to produce a short video with an anti-bullying theme using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Katie set the scene with a chat about what the students remembered from their viewing of the Bully documentary. I was very impresses with what they recalled. The film seemed to really make an impact on them.
Planning is a crucial before filming can take place. It was great to see the development of a number of interesting and creative ideas, each with their own slant on the anti-bullying theme.
After the planning (pre-production) stage, the students used a range of recording equipment to capture their footage, still images and audio files.
The final stage of the day involved uploading all the files onto a number of laptops and working with Adobe Premiere Pro to do the editing.
I gave them some basic editing techniques to work on and we added to them throughout the editing session.
The process of working with a small group to do a video project in a short period of time, involves the execution of a range of key life skills such as project management, collaboration, communication, problem solving, computational thinking, listening and creative thinking.
Katie and I were very impressed with what the students were able to achieve. We are hoping that some of their work will end up on The Bully Project Mural for the world to see.
Special thank you to the great staff at Hume Central Secondary College, especially Mrs Mary Mesquita (Teacher Librarian, Resources Manager & Coach eLearning Leader) for organising this special day for the students.
Stay tuned to CreateEDU TV to see a story about this day.