Thursday, 7 May 2009

Maps Filming Action!!

In room 4 we have been doing lots of things on maps and filming.
When we were looking at the maps we had to understand the directions first; North, South, East and West. This is used on a compass, which is used to find your way. Also we learned the much harder directions, like North-East (NE) or South-South -East (SSE). We had to look at this map that had all of the directions to the buried treasure. So we got the idea of making our own map! We made an island that we named ourselves, also we got to put features; e.g Broccoli Forest, Creaky Bridge, Volcanos, Trees, lakes and even waterfalls! Now after you drew the island and features you have to put down a wharf for the pirates to land on. Then you have to find a place for the treasure to be buried under. You have to make trails to the places and lead it to the treasure! Finally you put the instructions. Instructions: Land at Dolphin Sea wharf walk 250 steps East--> until you reach the Cursed Caves. Now you got the idea! Now you could make your own map for yourself!
At filming we had been practicing different camera views. This is how we got our different camera views, by looking at a movie and thinking what kind of camera views they did. After we knew most of them, we had to do a practice movie in a group. We all had a miniature script and a storyboard to practice on first before making the movie. Also we had to make it in a creative, interesting way. All of the movies were awesome and funny! We got lots of amazing tips! In the end it turned out as wicked as if my mother and father had won the Jackpot on Lotto! You can see our movies by clicking here
We are going to create Whanau movies on our four Taniwhas (Friendship, Honesty, Respect and Learning.) We will be filming all four classes. Room 1, 2, 3 and 4
By Lynette


  1. Well done team. I could see lots of different camera angles in your movie clip.
    I am looking forward to seeing your whanau movies when they are finished. Make sure they go on SPS.

    Miss Edwards

  2. Awesome! I love the movie its really funny and creative at the same time! It was really creative of you to put "Walt Disney Nerd". I hope to see more interesting movies in the future!

    Lynette :)

  3. you guys get to do such cool stuff at school. none of this sort of stuff was even dreamed of when i was at school at this age. Great work guys make th emost of your opportunitiesto learn these skills - Go Summerland for supporting this sort of learning

  4. Yes we do get to do lots of cool things, we hope you look forward to the other new interesting stuff on our blog!
    Thanks for your comment!

    Lynette :)

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