THERE was a red carpet event at the Inverell Public Library late last month, when young film makers from Inverell gathered for preview of their work at the ‘Sapphire Festival Academy Gala Awards’ presentations.
Children’s services officer Leanne Schuhmacher said it was a ceremony the children enjoyed greatly.
“We’ve just done our school holidays activities and the theme was ‘Investigate’ … there was a variety of activities organised and one of them was investigate film making,” Leanne said.
“We were lucky enough to have a local teacher, Stephanie Marshall, come down, use the Ipads that we have available at the library and introduce the children to some movie making apps that we have on them.”
The children were provided with props and were required to work in groups to produce the movie trailers.
“We had two groups, a six to nine-year-old age group and they did some silent movies. We also had an eight to 14-year-old group and they did movie trailers that had a spy theme.
“They had to work in groups of three, they had to decide who was going to play who, what shots they were going to take and how it was going to piece together, and it worked really well,” Leanne said.
She said the film making activities proved to be outstandingly popular with the kids from at least one family of the 22 children who participated.
“In one family the children were given the option of going away and they refused to go because the academy awards were on,” Leanne said.
The awards were presented at the end of the film previews, which lasted for about 15 minutes and included all the films produced by the children.
TALENTED: Fresh from a shower of critical acclaim Shyanne Henry and Malachya Walton were unable to contain their excitement for the awards ceremony that they were tipped to feature heavily in.
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