1. War, what is it good for?

    Mortlake Anzacs is a short factual film created on iPads by Grade 5 & 6 students at St.Colmans Primary School (Mortlake, Victoria)

    Primary School students Taylah Casson and Lachlan Gedye interviewed Merv Hampson in the week leading up to Anzac Day (2013). Merv is the President of the Mortlake Branch of the RSL. They were interested to know about Merv’s experience of war and the significance of Anzac Day. The rest of the Grade Five and Six class filmed the Mortlake Anzac Day Parade and interviewed some of the old soldiers marching.

    ‘Mortlake Anzacs’ was made as a group classroom activity and is part of the ‘Mortlake Shines’ Project (Artist in Schools- An initiative of the state governement)

    The students used their class iPads to film the interviews and parade. For many, it was their first experience at filming. This film was made in the second week of the project. In the first week, students were taught some basic principals of filming, interviewing and using an iPad for filmmaking. Mortlake Anzacs was an opportunity to practice what they had been taught and to get some hands-on filming experience in the lead up to the creation of their own films.

    Filming the Anzac Day Parade only after a few lessons in filmmaking, was a steep learning curve but well-worth the experience- the students learnt as much about what to do as to what not to do, when creating a film. The ‘mistakes’ they made here were not repeated later on in their own productions.

    Each student focused on a different element of the parade to film.

    The Bagpipes were filmed by Jordan Gray and Isla
    Voxpops (interviews with the public and soldiers) by Keely and Imogen
    The march was filmed by Jess, Lachie G and Dusty
    Interview with Cappy (Ex-Navy) by Dusty
    Footage at the war memorial by Brodie

    This film was created as part of the ‘Mortlake Shines’ Project

    Between April - June 2013, St. Colman’s School grade five and six students took part in a filmmaking project on iPads. Students were mentored through the process of creating a short documentary by resident artist, Colleen Hughson. The Students chose people and subjects of interest from within the local community creating their film using iPad technology

    Mortlake Shines is a partnership project between St.Colman’s Primary School, Mortlake and ‘Artists in Schools - A Victorian Government Initiative

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  2. Life on a Kelpie Stud

    What do you know about dogs?

    "In our film we interview Vin Gedye at his Kelpie Stud (Scorioca Kelpies). Vin gives us an insight into the life with kelpies and how they think. It takes place on the Gedye’s family farm and the interview is conducted in the shearing shed. Places that appear in our film are the paddocks, the kennels, the farm via footage of the sheep, the yards and the dogs on the back of the Ute." - Lachlan H and Lachlan G

    Created by Lachlan Higginson and Lachlan Gedye, Grade Six students at St.Colman's Primary School.

    Thanks to Donnie Murray, Vin and Donna Gedye and Colleen Hughson.

    This film was created as part of the ‘Mortlake Shines’ Project

    Between April - June 2013, St. Colman’s School grade five and six students took part in a filmmaking project on iPads. Students were mentored through the process of creating a short documentary by resident artist, Colleen Hughson. The Students chose people and subjects of interest from within the local community creating their film using iPad technology

    Mortlake Shines is a partnership project between St.Colman’s Primary School, Mortlake and ‘Artists in Schools - A Victorian Government Initiative

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  3. What is it like to be a fire fighter?

    Our story is about fire fighting and we shot the film at the new fire station in Mortlake. We interviewed Tony Spoore about what it is like to be a fire fighter. He talked about the fire at the Bread & Batter fish and chip shop
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    By ADF Awesome Documentary Films (Dusty & Keely)

    Special thanks go to Colleen Hughson and Tony Spoore.

    This film was created as part of the ‘Mortlake Shines’ Project

    Between April - June 2013, St. Colman’s School grade five and six students took part in a filmmaking project on iPads. Students were mentored through the process of creating a short documentary by resident artist, Colleen Hughson. The Students chose people and subjects of interest from within the local community creating their film using iPad technology

    Mortlake Shines is a partnership project between St.Colman’s Primary School, Mortlake and ‘Artists in Schools - A Victorian Government Initiative

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  4. Ever wondered what happens at St. Colman's School?
    We give you an insight into the students, staff and the progress of St. Colman's School through footage, interviews and time lapses.
    Interviews: Marie Ewing and Jenny Stapleton
    Vaux pops: Zoe, Claudia, Hannah, Ada, Oceia, Edward, Harry, Annabelle, Lucy.
    Filmed and edited by Taylah Casson & Jordan Gray with help from teachers and students.
    Produced by Tech Filmz
    We would like to thank Colleen Hughson for teaching and helping us to film and edit our projects.
    Thank you for watching our film SKool StarZ.

    by Taylah and Jordan

    This film was created as part of the ‘Mortlake Shines’ Project

    Between April - June 2013, St. Colman’s School grade five and six students took part in a filmmaking project on iPads. Students were mentored through the process of creating a short documentary by resident artist, Colleen Hughson. The Students chose people and subjects of interest from within the local community creating their film using iPad technology

    Mortlake Shines is a partnership project between St.Colman’s Primary School, Mortlake and ‘Artists in Schools - A Victorian Government Initiative

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  5. Roo Rescuer

    What does a wild life carer do?

    We travelled to Lyn Faull’s house at Derrinallum to interview her about being a wild life carer. She showed us the type of animals that she cares for such as kangaroos and wallabies. She also told us all about their injuries and how hard it is to rehabilitate the animals. We enjoyed going to Lyn’s house and looking at all the animals that she had and listening to the things that she had to say about being a wild life carer. We had great fun!

    Special thanks go to Colleen Hughson and Lyn Faull.

    This film was created as part of the ‘Mortlake Shines’ Project

    Between April - June 2013, St. Colman’s School grade five and six students took part in a filmmaking project on iPads. Students were mentored through the process of creating a short documentary by resident artist, Colleen Hughson. The Students chose people and subjects of interest from within the local community creating their film using iPad technology

    Mortlake Shines is a partnership project between St.Colman’s Primary School, Mortlake and ‘Artists in Schools - A Victorian Government Initiative

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Mortlake Shines

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'Mortlake Shines' is filmmaking project that took place at St.Colmans Primary School in May-June 2013 as part of the Artist in Schools funding project.

For the Mortlake Shines project, Grade 5/6 students used their iPads to create a series of mini-documentaries…


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'Mortlake Shines' is filmmaking project that took place at St.Colmans Primary School in May-June 2013 as part of the Artist in Schools funding project.

For the Mortlake Shines project, Grade 5/6 students used their iPads to create a series of mini-documentaries around Mortlake. They used downloaded Apps to make their iPads work better as video cameras and sound recorders. They also edited their projects on their iPad using the 1st Video App and iMovie App.

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