You need to read the following information about Venus and then answer the questions. Complete this work in your English book using full sentences. You do not need to complete the last question of the activity underneath the heading ‘Hands On’.
Note: Before you answer the question underneath the heading ‘Create’ you need to investigate how each planet in our solar system was named. Where did the name come from and who discovered that planet?
Explain the time and money that goes into creating some special effects.
To be good at special effects, it helps to be…
How did Josh get into film making?
Why does he like to use clay to make movies?
Describe the stop motion technique.
What is filmmaker Douglas Trumbull famous for?
What does he describe as the similarities between his work and Josh’s?
Do you think special effects have become an important part of movies?Explain your answer.
Record what you now know about special effects since watching the Moviemagic story?
10. The BtN ‘MovieMagic’ story is an example of a
a) Recount b) Procedure c) Argument d) Report
Negotiate with students how many activities they will need to complete from each section.
Remember and Understand
What do the following words mean? Animation, CGI, claymation, special effects, stop motion, storyboard.
Create a trivia quiz about special effects. Give it to another student to try.
Find out about the history of special effects from the 1890’s to the present day and record on a timeline. What do you think is the future of special effects?
Apply and Analyse
Investigate blue screen technology (also known as chroma key or green screen). What is it and how does it work? The Behind the News website has some information about it in the Behind, Behind the News video http://www.abc.net.au/btn/page/page-behindbtn.html Give examples of how it is used in movies.
Choose a film that uses special effects. Write a review of the film focussing on how effective the special effects were. Also include a synopsis of the film (summary of the plot without giving too much away). Rate the special effects (star rating out of 5).
Note: You do not need to answer the questions under the headings ‘Create’ or ‘Hands On’. Instead you will choose one species of shark. In your scrapbook you will use one page to create a fact page about your chosen shark. You will need to include its;
Size + Appearance
Where it can be found
C: Reading + Writing
Complete this task about gorillas in your English book. Your writing must be neat and your page must be set out correctly.