Take Two News is a series of short video clips created 
by the Team Kahu pupils of Edendale Primary School.  
We create TTN to share current events that happen at our school.
We aim to create episodes that run for about two minutes,
sometimes we need to go for a bit longer!

Here is one of our episodes:

  2017 TAKE TWO NEWS Polyfest from Edendale Primary School on Vimeo.

You can view previous clips at the following links:

Filming: From 2017 onwards we will be using an ipad with the Movie Maker app:
  • film in an area away from background noise (such as children in the playground, or traffic on the road)
  • practise twice and film twice - mistakes can be edited out later
  • the presenters or people need to be facing towards the light so we can see them clearly - they should not have a bright window or sunshine behind them
  • action shots may still need a presenter in the foreground to explain what is happening - the ipad's microphone cannot hear people if they are too far away

  • if you are operating the camera:
    • stand still while the presenters are talking and look at them through the screen so you can check how the shot looks
    • keep the ipad in a landscape position with the camera at the top
    • try to stay as still as possible - maybe lean your elbow/s on a solid object to help stay still
    • be sure that anyone talking is close to the ipad - their shoulders and head should fill most of the screen
    • make sure your fingers are not covering the microphone
    • the people on the screen should have a nice background - simple, not too many colours or distractions, they don't look like a pole is sticking out of their head)
    • if filming some action or movement be sure you can still see the people's faces from the front or side-on
    • when you press record, count to two then nod at the presenters so they know when to start talking (this makes sure the camera has started before the presenters start talking)
    • when the presenters stop talking, count to two before you turn off the record button

Presenting: smile - it makes you look like you want to be there!
  • use the planning sheet to organise your information or ideas, decide on settings and who to interviews
  • write your script and practise it many times before filming
  • practise again!
  • smile while waiting to talk or while listening to someone else talking
  • stand still or sit straight
  • if there are two of you, stand or sit shoulder to shoulder so you both fit on the screen and are sitting or standing at the same level
  • speak clearly so you can be heard well - strong volume, not too fast (especially if outside)
  • if interviewing someone, practise it two or three times before filming - give the person advice about speaking clearly and another chance to practise what they want to say
  • look at the person who is talking and look like you are interested in what they are saying
  • smile when you finish!
  • keep your face looking nice (no funny faces)
  • if in the studio - be sure to have the Edendale Primary School sign on the wall behind your head/s

  • use an opening credit or title of TAKE TWO NEWS and the date (eg 22nd August 2017) and the topic
  • add end credits: 
    • Copyright Edendale Primary School
    • Presented and filmed by (your first names)
  • add music for the opening credit and the end credits

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