Hi and my name is Jaxson and today I will be telling you all about my job for the film festival movie. My role was being a videographer and if you don’t know, videographers are people that just video events. I have acted in some parts of the movie that I will explain later on.
We had a group of 4 people. Me(Y6), Cayden(Y6), Sophia(Y5) and Catherine(Y5). Our 1st recording we ever did together was with Nadi a year 5. Nadi was acting as someone waking up from bed. The lines were “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” We went to the sick bay and Nadi jumped into the bed and we filmed the scene. It was about 2:25 when we finished the scene so Mrs Burton told us to scope out the library for our next scene. The next day at extension we filmed a scene with Eve (Y6) and Hunter (Y6). The scene was them walking into the library and grabbing the book from the shelf. When we got back it was about 2:30. The next day Mrs Burton said that some of the footage from the library scene was missing so Mrs Burton told us we would need to film it again but before that she told us to film another scene. iIt was “You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.” It was the next part of Nadi’s Waking up scene. When we finished the scene we filmed the missing parts from the library, but when we were filming the last scene the bell rang. The reason why this was bad was because I had to come in the scene and say the bell had rung already but since the bell rang it ruined the scene and we had to go back to class. The next extension class we had we did another scene. It was a scene with Aliana day dreaming about flying until me and some other actors ran past and Aliana got up and joined the race and won. The lines were “You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.” I was also in this scene. When we finished we came back and it was the end of the day. The next week we did another scene. It was with 4 other people: John, Maddison, Emzjull and Isla. The lines were “So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day!” Then it was home time. The next day we filmed the ending scene of Eve and Hunter reading the book. We had to retake it multiple times but in the end we finished the movie.
I enjoyed these roles a lot because I was able to do what I like(Acting and Videoing). I also enjoyed that I was able to do more than 1 job. I liked how I was finally able to be included and how we were able to work together and get the movie done. I also loved that we were able to pick our own roles. I also learned a lot from this. For example this helped me to learn how to cooperate and communicate. I also learned some new skills: recording for example and how to use a tripod. I did find some things challenging like trying to cooperate with the actors or trying to get everyone in their place but in the end it worked out and we finished it on time.