Past virtual learning sessions

Virtual Learning

Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? Q&A Webinar

Primary students from around Australia ask Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? creator Vanna Morosini, host Ghenoa Gela, and cast members Jeffrin and Harry (from the ‘Milk Run’ episode) about the ideas behind this engaging series, and the work that goes into bringing a TV series to life.
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Australian Film & TV at Mansfield State High School

ACTF series Mustangs FC, Little Lunch and Round the Twist are central to Mansfield State High School’s ‘Australian Film and TV’ unit. In this Year 9 Media Arts unit, students select a series to focus on, view and analyse episodes, and develop a short script that reflect the conventions of their chosen series. They work together to act out and film the scripted scene, and each student...
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Author Webinar: Writing about continuity and change with Nadia Wheatley

Since its publication over 30 years ago, My Place has been an unwavering favourite in Australian classrooms and homes. In this free webinar, on Thursday 28 July, presented by the ACTF, ACMI Education and ABC Education, teachers and students will have the opportunity to learn directly from My Place author, Nadia Wheatley.
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Author Webinar: Writing About Place and Time with Nadia Wheatley

Since its publication 33 years ago, My Place has been an unwavering favourite in Australian classrooms and homes. Teachers and students had the unique opportunity to hear author Nadia Wheatley discuss her classic picture book, the importance of writing about our own communities,
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Character, story and animated worlds in Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers Webinar

To celebrate the ACTF’s 40th birthday and the Elvis: Direct from Graceland exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, we looked back at one of Australia’s much loved children’s television programs, Li’l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers. How do creators use inspiration from popular culture to build stories and characters in animation? Learn this and much more as we speak to Li’l Elvis Jones...
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First Day Webinar

In ACTF Education's First Day Q&A, students from across Australia met First Day writer / director Julie Kalceff, and lead actress Evie MacDonald. During the webinar, students learned more about this award-winning film, careers in the media, and the importance of diverse media representation. Teachers, download the free First Day Teaching Toolkit: https://actf.tv/FirstDayTT
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Hardball Q&A Webinar

Australian primary students had the unique opportunity to be part of a live Q&A webinar with Hardball cast members: Semisi Cheekam (Mikey); Reannah Hamdan (Salwa); Logan Reberger (Jerry) and Erin Choy (Tiffany). Teachers, download the free Hardball Teaching Toolkit: https://actf.tv/HardballTT
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Hardball Sound Design Virtual Workshop

Why is sound so important in television and film? How does sound help bring audiences into a screen world? What’s the workflow followed by screen professionals when creating, capturing and editing sound for a production? In our free virtual workshop, students can discover the importance of sound design from Hardball sound designers Serge Lacroix and Liam Whiting from Post Op Group. Serge...
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Jeffrey Walker Webinar: Child Actor to International Director

In a webinar for upper primary and secondary schools, students had the opportunity to ask Australian director Jeffrey Walker about his inspirational career. Hundreds of enthusiastic students joined in to interview Jeffrey Walker, representing schools from five different states. This webinar gave students a unique insight into Jeffrey Walker’s transition from child actor to sought-after...
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Lah-Lah's Adventures: Music For Everyone Webinar

Tina and Mark Harris, two of the lead creatives behind the hugely successful Lah-Lah’s Adventures children’s series, participate in a live virtual learning event for schools. In this 30-minute webinar, F-2 students can sing, dance, and learn how much fun they can have with music.
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Light and Colour: The power to create and influence mood

How is colour used to build the story? How does light create mood? How do animators use colour and light together to create rich screen content we want to watch? The use of lighting and colour in television has the power to influence the audience’s mood. In this virtual workshop, early years students are introduced to the use of light and colour in Australian Children’s Television...
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Little Lunch App at Wooloowin State School

Hear how Year 5 students from Wooloowin State School in Queensland used the Little Lunch TV series and Little Lunch App as part of their English activity looking at ethical dilemmas in literary texts. The Little Lunch App allowed them to create their own ‘text’ after thorough planning, story-boarding and scripting. The Little Lunch App videos the Wooloowin State School students produced...
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