This year's Manaiakalani Film Festival was an absolute blast - it was such a great occasion to take the hub along to see both their entry as well as other schools from around the cluster.
This year I gave the control of the film over to a group of learners who crafted an idea to highlight one of the 'issues' that happens in the playground. Having a goal and a vision really helped the kids storyboard out the different elements of their narrative and allowed them to direct me as to what types of effects or shots they required. I was merely the cameraman for the day!
I enjoyed the fact that our vision principles came through in the story without me prompting these and the fact that the stars wanted to ensure that the entire hub were in the film.
Here is 'Thunder' which was proudly presented three times at the film festival by two learners. Please check out the film on our hub blog and if you get an opportunity, please leave a comment on there for the kids. They really love to read and respond to these.