Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Taking amateur film-making from ‘Oh’ to ‘Whoa!’

Taking amateur film-making from ‘Oh’ to ‘Whoa!’ these holidays

Calling all movie buffs! MOTAT’s Backyard Blockbusters is the perfect way to discover the exciting world of amateur film-making these school holidays. It’s all about lights, cameras, action and much more at the Museum from 14 to 30 April.

Backyard Blockbusters is an interactive series of fun activities designed to inspire and empower budding young filmmakers. Here they will learn more about the different elements of movie making such as story boarding, scripting and filming.

MOTAT’s Visitor Engagement Manager Sarah Somerville explains that while filmmaking was once restricted to powerful directors and producers with expensive equipment, with a little imagination it’s now accessible to most, especially with the modern technology at our fingertips. “Unleashing the creativity of young minds and teaching them a few tricks of the trade could very well inspire the production of their very own smash hit one day,” she says.

Once they’ve investigated popular genres and production techniques, visitors can get hands on with creating their own movie props, light filters and rain sticks for sound effects. Before taking these home, they’ll get to try them out on-screen against a range of backdrops from different camera perspectives. They’ll be amazed at the different results they can achieve. Then it’s time to make some noise while experimenting with a variety of sounds and learning how to create just the right mood with scene lighting.

Backyard Blockbusters activities are included in the normal MOTAT admission fees. But for those budding storytellers, filmmakers and You Tube wannabees who want to take their skills to the next level, MOTAT is also presenting a range of one or two-day mobile filmmaking workshops in partnership with Screenies. Fees for these action-packed hosted workshops range between $90 and $149. Find out more and book for Mobile Movie Makers through the MOTAT website.

Youngsters are bound to return home from these interactive experiences brimming with inspiration and enthusiasm to grab a camera, gather some friends and start filming their very own backyard blockbuster.

ENDS

Location: MOTAT – 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

Times: 10am to 5pm daily

Normal MOTAT admission fees apply for Backyard Blockbusters:
$40 Family Pass (2 adults, 4 children)
$16 Adults
$8 Students/children 5-16 years
Free for MOTAT Mates, children under 5 and SuperGold Cardholders

Bookings and additional charges apply for Mobile Movie Makers


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Speech: NZ Moves To Red


Nine COVID-19 cases reported yesterday in the Nelson/Marlborough region have now been confirmed as the Omicron variant, and a further case from the same household was confirmed late yesterday....
More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Responding To The Need In Tonga


The power of the Tonga eruption (and the size of the aid response being mounted) have been sobering indications of the scale of this disaster. The financial impact is certain to exceed the damage done by Cyclone Harold two years ago, which was estimated at the time to cost $US111 million via its effects on crops, housing and tourism facilities. This time, the tsunami damage, volcanic ash, sulphur dioxide contamination and villager relocation expenses are likely to cost considerably more to meet...
More>>



 
 



Science Media Centre: Omicron Outbreak Would Move The Country To Red - Expert Reaction

The Prime Minister has announced if Omicron cases spread into the community, the country will move to the traffic light system's Red setting within 48 hours. Jacinda Ardern also mentioned there will be changes to the country's testing regime, with more use of Rapid Antigen Tests... More>>


Government: New Zealand Prepared To Send Support To Tonga

New Zealand is ready to assist Tonga in its recovery from Saturday night’s undersea eruption and tsunami, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today... More>>


Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January... More>>



Statistics: Departures Lift Border Crossing Numbers

The number of people crossing New Zealand’s border went up in November 2021, mostly due to an increase in departures, Stats NZ said today. There were 28,700 border crossings in November 2021, made up of 12,300 arrivals and 16,400 departures... More>>


Financial Services Federation: Open Letter To Government From Non-bank Lenders: The Path Forward On CCCFA Changes
Responsible lenders are not interested in telling the Government “I told you so” when it comes to unintended consequences of changes to lending laws that are now causing grief for everyday Kiwis seeking finance... More>>

CTU: Too Many Kiwi Workers Financially Vulnerable As Omicron Looms
With New Zealand on the precipice of an Omicron outbreak and the economic upheaval that comes with it, the CTU’s annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do not have the financial resources to survive a period of unemployment... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels