Sunday, November 8, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Manakailani Film Festival

This week in Auckland, the Manaiakalani Cluster of schools hold their second annual film festival. This event takes place on Thursday at Tamaki College in Auckland. It's relevant here because Melville Intermediate Room 8 were able to create an entry for this festival! About two weeks ago we started, by viewing the 2008 entries. We then started the brainstorming process looking at our ideas, what we thought the auidence would like (it goes in age from Y1 to Y13, plus adults and parents!)... we then had to shoot the movie... watch it, and then re shoot the parts of it that needed to be re-done.

We then had to correct it, and create a movie that was approximately 3 minutes long! The drama! However, in the end we did complete it, and have had it rushed off to Auckland for this week. Nearly the whole of the class was involved with starring roles going to Arahia and Bailey. We had to change tack a couple of times during shooting when our initial ideas couldn't work, and we needed to look at the whole process. This Monday we'll be having a special viewing session for the students involved at lunchtime in Room 8 (its the first time that they will see the whole project put together!) and as an audience you'll be able to see it on Thursday, when it's played at the festival, or Friday when we publish it online.

What a week! Now we can't show you the movie this early, as its not being premiered until Thursday but we can show you some of the out takes, things that we had to say, well this nearly works but it can't.... so sit back and enjoy and hopefully this will bring a smile to your face!


  1. Looks like you all had a truck load of fun putting the movie together. I am hoping to be at the premiere on Thursday, so I am looking forward to seeing the final product! :)

  2. Well, I am sure the real movie is going to be so cool that everyone in Auckland will love it!

    Mrs She

  3. I can't wait to see your final movie. My digital media class will be working in the spring on movie making and we are going to have a film festival at our school. I will show your film to them as an example.

    Mr. C

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