AATE / ALEA x ACTF
Screen Horizons is set to be a celebration of the excellence in Screen and Media education and industry practices. The conference will encourage delegates to think critically and with anticipation about the issues, skills, qualities on the Horizon of Screen and Media education and industry in Australia, and globally.
The conference takes place at Bond University, Gold Coast from 7th – 9th July 2023.
Storyboards use visuals to effectively communicate ideas during the filmmaking process, producing a blueprint for cast and crew ahead of shooting scenes. VFX (visual effects) take a lot of planning and creative problem solving. The VFX storyboards for Round the Twist were integral in the production of all the wacky and fun moments in the beloved series. From creepy dolls, to glowing cabbage patch babies, skateboarding brains, dragons and ghosts (just to name a few!)
Join ACTF and ACMI in this virtual workshop to explore the award-winning television series Round the Twist where students will learn the importance of storyboarding when creating VFX. During the session, students will have the opportunity to explore original hand-drawn storyboards and hear from Dennis Nicholson, VFX Supervisor for Round the Twist Series 3 & 4. ACTF and ACMI educators will then share tips and tricks on how to create similar VFX in your classroom.
NAIDOC week is an opportunity to highlight First Nations perspectives in the classroom. In 2023, the NAIDOC Week theme is For Our Elders. We acknowledge the continued achievements, contributions, and knowledges of Elders in our communities.
We are proud to present these engaging learning tasks for students in F-10. The leading knowledge holders who feature on our screens are to be shared for NAIDOC and beyond – to celebrate our Elders.
Digital Music Composition resource (Years 3 – 8)
Join the deadly artists from the Digital Lab, on Ngarluma Ngurra in Western Australia’s remote Pilbara region, to learn the process of making music for a television series. The factual series Red Dirt Riders features original digital beats composed by 16 First Nations artists working with music mentor, Mark Leahy. Gain access to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage starring the young artists who made the beats, then be guided in creating an original digital music masterpiece to combine with a scene from the series.
The Deep resource (Years 3 – 6)
Created by the ACTF in collaboration with the Australian National Maritime Museum, this learning resource supports students and teachers in Years 3 to 6 to explore the award-winning animated television series The Deep in the classroom and beyond.
Based on the graphic novels by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer, The Deep follows the adventures of the Nekton family - a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. Read more about the series in the About The Deep section.
MaveriX resource (Years 5 – 6)
Developed for Year 5 and 6 teachers and students, this resource details 10 lessons on teamwork and leadership. These can be delivered consecutively as a learning sequence or as standalone lessons.
Each lesson incorporates curriculum links, a relevant MaveriX clip, discussion starters to prompt classroom conversation, and learning tasks aimed at developing students’ teamwork and leadership knowledge and skills.
A coming-of-age adventure about two best friends, Tomias and Dahlia, growing up together on Country, dealing with the dreams and challenges of childhood in a remote Northern Territory community.
Four young animal friends, Pounce, Gemma, Neville and Frizzy, spend an action-packed summer at the spectacular Kangaroo Beach, training as junior cadets with their lifeguard heroes. When an emergency breaks out, the cadets step up to help keep the water safe.
Cat is like any other teenager, with one difference: her mother is the new Prime Minister of Australia. Along with her new friends, Cat navigates life in the spotlight, while tracking down a hidden threat to her mum.