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How to Make a Movie

Making short films and documentaries is now part of everyday teaching and learning. There is an abundance of information about filmmaking – but for making films in a classroom, finding an appropriate, relevant & concise guide is difficult.

How to Make a Movie is an invaluable practical guide designed for primary and secondary teachers and students and can be applied across the curriculum nationally. This resource:

  • Assists students to learn basic film vocabulary
  • Outlines the steps to making a film, from pre-production, scripting & storyboarding, planning and shooting, to editing & distribution
  • Features a clear visual guide to a variety of camera shots & angles
  • Offers advice about permissions & copyright, including music (with useful links)
  • Provides a comprehensive glossary, handy tips and ideas to foster creativity

How to Make a Movie is written by educators, with interviews and input from people working in the industry.

For a more detailed guide to the process of filmmaking, see our expanded resource Making Movies.

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Curriculum Connections

This resource was created in line with the cross-curriculum priorities of ACARA. How to Make a Movie provides opportunities to add depth and richness to learning across a range of subjects - from HSIE, English and ICT to Science, Maths & Media Arts - for Primary and Secondary school students.