Ballarat Story Tellers by Zac

On the 5/6/14 Pod 3 and Pod 2 students had the Ballarat Story tellers.  The three people told a story each about different things. One person told a story about a little elephant that wanted to get a drink from his mum but he was old enough to get one from the lake down the road. His mum just wanted to relax so he went down to the lake and there was a little hare. The little hare said to the elephant, “You can’t drink this water.” It was a pretty funny story.

What I learnt about story telling is that it is important to interact with the audience. It is good to use props because it helps tell the story a little bit.

Dave Gibb – cartooning by Tom

On the 8th of May the Pod 3 and 2 kids did cartooning with Dave Gibb. I really liked cartooning so I gave it a crack. We learnt so much that day and it was fun so that is why I am talking about him. I might talk about Michael Green next time but for now back to Dave. So as I was saying…I saw a dog in a picture which a girl did that day and it was cool. I did a great job and I drew an old guy that was in my head. I learnt cartooning and it was easy for some people like me. Dave Gibb was so funny to some people and he was really quick at drawing.

Bruce Roberts By Jayden Locke

On the 29/5/14 Bruce Roberts from WIN news came to our school to teach us about filming.

The first thing he taught us what you need for pre-production, production and post-production.

To make a film you need  is director, camera crew, a budget, actors, script and lots of others.

For production you need to know your location for showcase, posters, ad for TV and loads of others things.

Almost near the end he showed us a film he made himself using three actors, his wife, a guy from the bush and himself to make the film he also needed to find a location on a dirt road.

The story is he and his wife was driving down a dirt road arguing about him with his obsession over these little kid action figures. Suddenly the car breaks down in the middle of the dirt road. They are stranded, so Bruce travels to a gas station around 5 miles or so but he didn’t come back and that’s what makes you interested in the film.

Story Tellers Workshop by Nick

Today we had a story telling workshop, it was held by three people in the Pod 2 classroom. It showed us three different ways out of many to tell a story. The first one was with actions and movements to capture the audience’s attention.  The story was about a hare that was stuck to a tree and it tricked an elephant into helping it get free.

The second one was a lady telling us about an event and it was to entertain and amuse. It was about a cow in a swimming pool. And the last one was a story with a play attached; it was one where you join in with the fun. It was about a little boy and his grandparents and a misbehaving magpie. I thought it was really fun and interesting.

I learnt the different ways to tell a story and make it interesting.


Ballarat Story Tellers by Harley

Today (5/6/14) three people from Ballarat story tellers came to our school to teach us how we can tell a story. Their names were John, Sheila and Rita; they all had different ways to tell a story. Rita told a life event, Sheila told a story with a play and John told a story from Burma.

What I learnt from today: I learnt that there is more than one way to tell a story. You can act to tell a story you also can tell them with expression.

Dave Gibb – Cartooning By Crystal

 Dave Gibb

On the 8th of May, Dave Gibb came to Pod 3 and showed us how to draw cartoons and how to make them blink and move. We did some cartoon making with Mount Blowhard Primary School.

We got some paper then we had to draw faces, and he also made us laugh a lot. We had heaps of fun.

I learnt how to make my drawing skills better by making cartoons and how to make cartoons come alive.

Dave Gibb by Alex

About Dave Gibb

Dave Gibb came on the 8th of May. He does  cartooning like faces and expressions like a mouth, eyes, and eyebrows. If it was a girl you put some lips, eyelashes, and some girl hair. If it was a boy you put boy hair. Mount Blowhard Primary School  came and Dave  Gibb drew a girl from the other school. And it was really good, he is a good drawer and was really funny.

By Alex

Michael Green Workshop by Jamie

On the 22/5/2014 between 12:00 and 3:00 Pod 3 and some Pod 2 we were talking about filming with Michael Green we got to name some genres. And after that we made a storyboards we all had fun working with him. And make storyboards and talked about pre-production we come up with about 30 of genres.

Michael helped us to make a storyboard everyone had a go at making a storyboard. Some people got picked to show there storyboard in front of everyone. We had so much fun with Michael Green talking about filming and the genres.

There were heaps of things to do with Michael. We all learnt heaps of things from Michael like how to make a storyboard. I real enjoyed was making a storyboard because you have to put your mind to it. So you can make a good one like some that got put on the board some of them were good. One of them wasn’t finished; it was good but it would be better if it was finished. But every one enjoyed making the storyboard because they had a go at making a storyboard. And thinking of the genres but it was heaps of fun for everyone to have a go at it.

Dave Gibb by Mac

Dave Gibb came to our school so we could all learn how to do cartooning. It was the best because learnt how to make expressions on the cartoon faces. These skills helped me a lot and I have used what I have learnt in my other pictures for my project.

Cartooning by Jayden

Quite a while ago a cartoonist by the name of Dave Gibb came to our school to teach us about cartooning and some kids from Mount Blowhard Primary School came to our school to also learn to cartoon.
The first thing we had to do was draw a face then after that he taught us how to make a cartoon character look sad, happy, angry and excited and the most important thing you had to use were the mouth, eye brows and eyes.
At one point when we were asking questions a girl said “What is your favourite drawing” and Dave told her to come out the from and make a pose.
In the end it was a hilarious drawing of her running to a sign pointing to the east saying boys.
At the end of the lesson we had to draw our own cartoon character and mine was a squirrel in the military in Afghanistan saying “lalalala boom “it was so funny and in the end I didn’t get to show Dave but at least I know I’m good at drawing squirrels in the army.