On Wednesday, 17 October Years 5 and 6 and 9 and 10 students from All Saints’ College enjoyed the Storylines Workshop with Black Swan Theatre Company. A group of the Junior School students were involved in a writing workshop where they produced a playscript that was workshopped by adult actors from Black Swan in the afternoon in front of an audience. The Years 9 and 10 students were involved in an interactive workshop led by Sally Richardson from Black Swan with actor and writer Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa.
Ayla Woodland (Year 10) was involved in capturing the event and creating promotional videos (see below) with her peers Miranda Templeman, Travis Gauntlett and Cameron Moore. Here is her reflection:
During the Storylines Workshop, Miranda Templeman, Travis Gauntlett and Cameron Moore and I had the opportunity to create some short promo videos for the event. The experience was most enjoyable and very beneficial. It taught us a lot about quick media production and how to work as a team. We started by filming Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa’s presentation on her original play ‘Fully Sikh’. Filming people live without being able to stop and direct the subject made getting the shot you want a challenge. The experience eventually equipped us to get accustomed with the situation and produce some shots we were happy with.
We then split into teams. Miranda and I scoped out the multiple workshops running throughout the day while Cameron and Travis started editing. This taught us how to work fast and efficiently as a team, whilst also experiencing the essence of each workshop. After the workshops, Miranda and I got to capture the hilarity and joy of the play written by members of the Junior School, presented by Black Swan actors/actresses. If we did not take this opportunity we would not have been able to see the masterpiece take place on stage. Working out fast ways to get the best shots of the interesting scenes and shapes taking place on stage tested our skills and made us think on our feet.
It’s safe to say that the day was a success. The team and I learnt a lot, gained lot’s of experience and produced something we are proud of!