...And: ACTION! Aquatic Adventures invites students to think about a time when they’ve been in a boat on the harbour, fishing off the rocks or a bridge, eeling in a river or feeling something slippery beneath their feet while crashing through the surf. Their movies can capture true or imagined stories about human experiences, or creatures that live in marine environments.
This year, we are asking students to create their marine movies in one of these four themes:
Doco, Environmental, Conservational, Non-Fiction
Are you a scientist? Do you fancy yourself as a reporter or detective? In this category we are looking for smart docos, investigative reports and other ‘real’ stories.
|Action, Adventure, Sports
This category is all about action, big & small adventures, sports, and activities in, on, or besides the water! Share the excitement!
|Myths & Legends, Fantasy, Scary Movie
Deep in the dark depths of the sea, lake, or stream, hidden away in a cave or on a forlorn beach lie a many stories waiting to be told… do you dare?
|Comedy, Fun, Musical
||Talking fish and singing seals, funny frogs and comical kids – it all goes here! Entertain and surprise us with your funny & witty stories!
Digital Tools & Resources
You can use any software program you like but here's a few you might
like to check out and some useful websites with helpful hints for
Learn everything about making movies. This site has all the basics
from preparing a script through to using video, photography, and audio. A
good starting point for teachers, too.
Mini Movie Makers
A great online resource and community to get the ball rolling. Learn
all about the tools of the trade and special tricks. Very helpful and
Sony Vegas Basics
Youtube link collection with lots of video tutorials for Sony Vegas Movie Studio beginners.
I AM Making Movies 3 is part of Auckland Museum’s eLearning strategy to support Inquiry Learning in primary and intermediate schools.
It offers an opportunity for students to use the Museum as a resource for
creativity and inspiration. We hope to see surprising and unexpected
connections drawn between materials available for download in the Movie Resources
section and the students' life experiences, interests and research projects.
If you have any questions relating to I AM Making Movies 3 please
contact our eLearning Producer Nils Pokel.
Who’s eligible to enter the competition?
...And: ACTION! Aquatic Adventures is a movie-making competition for students who:
- Are in Years 1 to 8
- Enjoy marine environments including; the ocean, harbours, rivers, lakes, waterways and beaches
- Are able to work by themselves, or in groups of 3 or more, to create a 3 minute movie
- Can create their movie using English, Te Reo Māori OR sign language
- Are great story tellers and reporters
- Can inventively incorporate into their movie images and/or moving footage provided by the Museum in the Media Asset Library
- Are ambitious to make a movie that could be shown at the Museum in 2013 as part of a new marine exhibition
- Are interested in prizes including digital devices and behind-the-scenes experiences at the Museum and with marine experts and collections
- Whose entries comply with the conditions of entry
Students will gain:
- Practical knowledge about creative briefs, scripting, storyboarding, character development, narrative flow, editing and special effects
- Increased ICT capabilities
- Research skills and knowledge of copyright permissions
- Experience of working in a creative team and project management skills
- An opportunity for self-expression and creative story-telling
- A sense of belonging to an online community
- Potential recognition through the showcasing of their work online, and at the public Awards Premiere evening
- The chance to win a range of digital prizes for themselves and their school
How does this project link to the Curriculum?
Depending on the approach students take – whether creative story-telling or scientific investigation – the I AM Making Movies competition offers rich opportunities for studies in the following curriculum areas. Please get in touch with our eLearning Producer Nils Pokel if you want to know more or need assistance in building the competition into your curriculum.
- Visual Arts
- Learning Languages
- Social Science
I AM Making Movies also offers opportunities beyond the classroom to develop one or more of the five key competencies:
- Using language, symbols and text
- Self Management
- Relating to others
- Participating and contributing
Schools programmes are funded jointly by Auckland Museum and the Ministry of Education through their Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom Programme (LEOTC).
“Sony believes that curiosity is the key to creativity. Believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real”.