Our Level 3 Media Studies students visited Q Theatre recently for the Documentary Edge Film Festival on Friday 26 May.
As part of their assessment, the students are studying the documentary genre, making short documentaries in groups, where they produce, plan, design, film and edit their own short films.
The students watched two documentaries whilst on their trip. Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale tells the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in Botswana wilderness, when she is suddenly orphaned at only one month old.
The students also watched Supergirl, a story about Naomi Kutin who seems like a typical nine-year-old girl, until her passion for powerlifting transforms her life with worked record-breaking championships and national news headlines.
These budding documentary filmmakers also got to meet the director of Supergirl, Jessie Auritt who came to New Zealand all the way from New York.
Teacher in charge of Media Studies, Jasmine Johnson says it was great to have Auritt share her experience of the filmmaking process with our students.
“They got to ask lots of questions and further their understanding of filmmaking.”