The Primary 7 class have completed their Famine Project, which they have been working hard on over the last few months. The class were working with representatives from the Amma Centre in Armagh, in what was a fantastic experience and an excellent means of learning all about The Great Irish Famine. The children worked in groups to research different themes within the topic and present them to their peers. They then learned all about film language, the different camera shots and angles needed in filmmaking, and how films are edited and produced. After that they returned to their groups to work on a specific area of the famine in order to create a story for filming.
They drew up storyboards next, including shot types and descriptions, as well as voice over's needed. This culminated in the children going on location around the local area to take photos of the different stills and shots needed for their films.
The class then visited the Amma Centre in Armagh for two days of editing using the latest I Mac software such as I Movie and I Photo. They also got to record their voice over's in an actual recording studio to layer over their films.
The school recently held an open night so that the children could showcase their fantastic work to their parents. The night was a huge success and everyone was amazed by the work produced by the class.