As the first term for the 2020 school year has kicked off with new Year 10 students establishing themselves in the QACI flock, Year 11 Film students came together on the evening of Thursday 20 February to look back on the documentaries they collaboratively developed in Year 10 Film last year. The event welcomed parents and students from the community into the QACI Theatre to watch ten amazing works of collaboration and creativity. From simple stories of restaurant owners, to insights into creative industries like film and game design and even to the heroic story of a domestic violence survivor, there was plenty of wonder and amazement appearing to all who viewed the diverse range of documentaries.
Documentaries showcased included:
"Eat Like an Italian" by Argyris, Lilian and Malini
"We Burn" by Connor, Genevieve and Rhiannon
"Lost in Translation" by Alex, Caelan, Joe and Nana
"Change" by Ally, Ariela, Frida and India
"Two Little Indians" by Carlton, Genevieve and Olivia
"Kurshonbrooke Lodge" by Ellie, Gefion, Isabella and Sophie
"Domestic Violence" by Brayden, Harrison, Mason and Piper
"Finding Home" by Finbar, Layla and Lowrin
"Soul Pantry" by Allegra, Breanna, Indiana, Nim and Vincent
"The Mystical World of Rob Jones" by Harrison, Henry, Lucas and Riley
As one of these Film students myself, the process of creating even a five-minute documentary film was quite the undertaking, particularly with this being the first collaborative project. Groups were divided into different core production roles of Director, Sound Designer, Editor and Cinematographer, with some doubling up or taking the role of Screenwriter. Students came up with their own project ideas in the pre-production stage, conducted interviews and captured footage in the production stage, and then arranged and edited video and audio in the post-production stage.
Though, after many nights of rendering, rainy days filming and taking film equipment to and from the seventh floor, it was certainly rewarding to see everyone's hard work being shown and enjoyed by audience viewers. The wonderful films and fellow students' efforts were an inspiration to everyone and will not go unnoticed as students continue their Film studies in senior.
Special thanks to the 2019 Year 10 Film teachers - Mr John Carozza, Mr Dan Crestani and Ms Melanie Osborne for their support throughout the filmmaking process and for helping guide these amazing documentary groups and their works.
...article written by Gefion, Year 11.