Ask tamariki to create small working groups and choose an emotion they want to focus on. Rather than lots of videos about anger, encourage students to think about the deeper emotions that sometimes underpin angry reactions such as: feeling jealousy, lonely, sad or embarrassed.
It’s important tamariki use their strengths to get their video completed – some will be good script writers, some may want to be actors or narrators and they all might want to take turns directing. Because their film ‘crew’ is small they will probably need to play more than one role – which is often how it is in small budget films!
An important choice is the style of video they want to create - some examples are: animation, talk to camera, interviews, humorous, picture videos, puppets – let their imagination lead the way!
Let tamariki know that their worksheet storyboard depicts each camera ‘shot’. It’s important this is marked out so tamariki keep organised, on task and remember props and costumes they may need to make or bring along.
Tamariki can use whatever recording equipment you have available – iPads will work fine and generally tamariki are very used to the video editing apps available.