On Friday of week 3, term 2, Lili, Lilyana, Sophie, Jesse, Brianna and I (Ella G) from room 12 had the opportunity to be on the Get Dirty with Milton tv show. We had the opportunity because Lili’s mum (Haidi) works for the tv show. It was an amazing experience and we had a really fun time being filmed.
First we filmed a segment about the insect hotel that we have in our school garden. We got interviewed by Haidi, one of the hosts on the show. She asked us questions and we answered them. It took a couple takes, but we got it in the end.
Next the whole group were planting and played with the soil. Milton and Monina, the garden teacher, talked about the garden while we planted in the background. It was a bit boring having to do the same takes over and over again, and there was a lot of waiting around doing nothing, but it was still fun.
Next we had some time to get some food for recess because we were all very hungry. After that we walked up to the kitchen to do some filming there. We got filmed cooking, cleaning, cutting and eating the food we made. The food was yummy. Finally, after a few hard hours of work we finished up and went back to class to have lunch. It was a great experience and we learnt all about how tv shows are made.
Here is some information about how tv shows are made:
The cameraman has to set up multiple cameras to get different angles so after the filming is done, he can look through the different videos and decide which angle is the best. It also takes multiple takes to get a bit of the show done. We had to do lots of takes so they could get it just right.
By Lili and Ella
June 5, 2015 at 11:24 am
Thanks for sharing about your experiences filming in the Kitchen Garden. It certainly sounds like it was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product! Do you know what they need to do now to get the footage ready to go to air?
June 8, 2015 at 11:56 pm
Thanks mrs Natar for the question. The camera man has to go through the different clips and decide which one is the best. He also has to decide where the clips go and in which order. If they want layovers, then that need to edit that as well.
June 6, 2015 at 11:30 am
I wonder how you’d go making your own news story now that you’ve seen it done? What would you film a story about? If you come up with some great ideas, I can lend you a video camera and microphone to get you started.
June 9, 2015 at 12:28 am
Thanks Mr Lamshed. We could maybe make a news story about our classroom and our subjects and how they are different to how other classrooms learn.
June 9, 2015 at 1:57 am
Great thinking everyone. I am really looking forward to seeing you on the show. I’ve even got my 83 year old Dad watching. He’s a very keen gardener and loves seeing kids working and learning outside.
June 9, 2015 at 2:09 am
Thanks Mrs Gregory for the nice comment. I hope your dad likes the show
June 18, 2015 at 1:51 am
June 18, 2015 at 1:54 am
LOOKS GREAT I watch the show regularly and look forward to seeing you guys !