In this task, students explored the supply chains that bring food from the farm to our plates. Students researched how they are connected to farming and agriculture. Working in groups, they were then asked to create a documentary (a non-fiction movie) that shows the journey a chosen food takes from farm to fork, and show the connections in the food supply chain.
The students could choose from various film-making techniques to present their content. This included Green Screen, interviews, digital animation, hand drawn animations, Claymation, news report and time-lapse. The process to making the documentary included:
- Researching the information to include as content. They watched videos to learn about the stages of Farm to Fork of a chosen food.
- Taking notes and decided on interesting and relevant information to include in their documentary.
- Outlining a storyboard, which is a sequence of directions, drawings and dialogue representing the plan for film-making.
- applying filming and recording techniques to gather footage
- using apps to edit the footage and bring the filming together using sequence and design tools
- make selections based on preferences to add sound and text
Here are some of the finished Farm to Fork Documentaries….
Students please reflect on the following…
- What was most interesting for you while making a documentary?
- What new skills or techniques did you learn?
- What was the most challenging thing for you in this task?
How did you rise to this challenge?
- What questions do you now have about what you looked at in
- How might you answer these questions?
- What new ideas has this task introduced to you about farming or documentary making?