KS2 National Curriculum: Primary. This greenscreen workshop demostrates techniques that can be used to deliver learning in various subject areas. The workshop has opportunties to encourage reluctant writers by using the experience of greenscreen filming as a stimulus for script writing.
Pupils should learn: 1. to understand the various roles and responsibilities involved in filmaking (director, script writer or storyboard creator, camera person, actors, costume and props, animator, editor, artists, sound). 2. be able to explain the process of making films and the various stages involved. 3. the importance of clear communication with one another during the filmaking process
Using equipment available in school, the class created a selection of short films. Obvious but easily forgotten is don't let the actors wear anything green...unless you deliberately want bits of them to disapppear or become partially see through. As part of the development process the groups had identified roles in the filming process based on their existing interests and skills and we recommend everyone has a designated job. The equipment used in this workshop includes Flip cameras and tripods. The pupils use iMove on Apple Mac for editing. If you don't have iMovie you can use any other available editing package such as Windows Movie Maker on P.C.