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‘Movie in a Day’ @ D’Mains Primary

Primary 6B at Davidson’s Mains Primary School worked with retired Drama specialist Marjory Sweeney and film maker Brian English of “Movie in a Day” to make a movie in a day. The class experienced the entire process of film making including pre-production, production and post-production.

Prior to the day of filming the class received a script for which they had to audition and screen test actors, create sets, costumes and posters to publicise the event. On the day of filming the children were in teams and supported in filming, directing and editing the movie. They were taught how to get the best shot, how to film a picture and how to direct their actors. Using iMovie the editing team inserted music and cut scenes to create the final one minute film.

The day culminated in the premiere of the movie where pupils were able to celebrate success and receive feedback for future projects. ‘Movie in a Day’ is ideal for P6 pupils who can then develop and share their skills with younger pupils. Take a look at the final product produced entirely by the children!

Bannockburn Film Competition


As part of the programme of events to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) are launching the Battle of Bannockburn Short Film Competition to encourage school pupils to create new works which interpret Bannockburn from their own perspective.

For centuries the events that took place at Bannockburn on the 23rd and 24th of June 1314 have inspired and influenced people. Through art, song and the written word pieces have been created to commemorate those fateful days.

Entries can be made using live action, any form of animation or anything else pupils can imagine and create. Entries do not need to portray events during the battle, they can be set in any place or time. The only limitation is length, films can be no longer than five minutes (including any credits).

Films must be created by the pupils themselves. The prize for the winning entry will include film making equipment and inclusion as an online resource on the Battle of Bannockburn website. The winning entry will be chosen by a judging panel, which will include a public online vote.

Terms and conditions, pupil permissions and entry forms are all available here

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