Farm To Fork Documentaries by Grade 5

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
    this lesson?
  • How might you answer these questions?
  • What new ideas has this task introduced to you about farming or documentary making?

 

Austin and Libby farm to fork from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

Grade 5 Farm To Fork Documentary from Media Arts RPPS on Vimeo.

Grade 5 Farm To Fork from Media Arts RPPS on Vimeo.

Grade 5 Farm To Fork from Media Arts RPPS on Vimeo.

Grade 5 Farm To Fork from Media Arts RPPS on Vimeo.

Grade 5 Farm To Fork Documentary from Media Arts RPPS on Vimeo.

Bananas – Nicole Isla Bridie Bradley from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

Grade 5 Farm To Fork Documentary from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

Aaron farm to fork rice from Rowellyn Park PS Media Arts on Vimeo.

Kang and Will Water from Media Arts RPPS on Vimeo.

Farm to Fork Documentary by Grade 5 from Media Arts RPPS on Vimeo.

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on “Farm To Fork Documentaries by Grade 5
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  1. Sonam: I have learned how to put new music into a video and adjusting the volume so it didn’t go over the talking.
    Brian: I have learned how to edit using tools like cutting, adding text and and using green screen.
    josh: I have learned to use the green screen to help explain your information with more detail.
    Duke: I have learnt how to edit by putingt music and text in after using a green screen app for filming.

  2. The most interesting part of making the documentary was filming the green screen.
    The new skill that we learnt was to edit the video together so that it played smoothly and deleting parts we didn’t want.
    The most challenging thing about this project was to figure out how we were going to represent our project to the class in an interesting way. We rose to the challenge by figuring out how we were going to present our project by selecting relevant pictures for the green screen.
    We might need to improve on not being scared of the camera because we got shy.
    We might try to answer these question by interviewing a farmer.
    Trying to look more at the camera tather than the script was a challenge.

  3. What was most interesting for you while making a documentary? –
    The most interesting thing while making this documentary was using the green-screen and collecting information

    What new skills or techniques did you learn? –
    The new skills and techniques we learnt how to use the Adobe App Rush. Learning how to edit in a new editing App.

    What was the most challenging thing for you in this task? –
    The most challenging thing was finding pictures and converting our dot points to informational paragraphs.

    How did you rise to this challenge? –
    We rose by looked harder into google, searched up other relevant things and key words and chose greater words by unlevelling from basic words.

    What questions do you now have about what you looked at in this lesson? –
    The questions we are curious about are how do farmers deal with extremely hot or cold conditions?

    How might you answer these questions? –
    We might answer these questions by interviewing a farmer or, a little easier, Google.

    What new ideas has this task introduced to you about farming or documentary making? –
    The new ideas this task has introduced to us is how rice was made and all different machines involved in the process.

  4. 1. The most interesting thing was filming in front of the green screen.

    2. We learnt that when you are filming don’t move the camera.

    3. The most challenging thing was talking in front of the camera while trying to sound normal. We rose from this by just trying your hardest and never giving up.

    4. How the farmers look after the crops have been in a storm or a drought.

    5. By interviewing the farmer.

    6. That farming is not easy and we should respect them.

  5. 1. are favourite part of our documentary was doing the clay and putting are voices in.

    2. we learnt how corn was made.

    3. the most challenging thing was to get it done.

    4. it was easy and hard.

    5. what do the workers do with the bad corn?

    6. by asking the workers

    7. that farming takes a lot of work

  6. The most interesting thing about filming learning new facts while reading.
    Some new skills we learnt was using the green screen.
    The most challenging thing was editing our video by using team work.
    One question that we now have, why is whole-wheat bread healthier than white bread
    We could answer the question by interviewing a farmer.
    Farming takes more skill than you think.

  7. The most interesting was the green screen when you can put up a picture and it looks like you are there.
    The most interesting skill we learnt was how to operate the green screen and do the editing so it all flows and makes sense.
    The most challenging thing was to listen to each other and agree on the same things. We had to learn to work cooperatively.
    Our question is are other fruits picked when they are unripe too. like bananas are picked when they are still green?
    We might answer these question by researching about other foods too.
    We got new Ideas when we worked together and shared each other’s thoughts. Working in a group helped us come up with many ideas.

  8. 1. The interesting thing about farm to fork was that we got to learn that its really complicated of how they making fish fingers.
    2. We learnt how to use the green screen app and doing an animation
    3. the most challenging task on this document is was working together and communicating skills.

  9. 1. The most interesting part while making the documentary was finding about how foods are made an the facts we didn’t know.
    2.We learnt how to use the green screen and some of the ways to make sure it looks right..
    3.The most challenging part was filming while looking at the camera instead of reading and looking down. We overcame this by holing the piece of paper on top of the camera.
    4.The questions we had were what do people do when there is not lots of water in the dams.
    5.We could ask the worker about their knowledge and searching it up on the internet.

  10. 1. Our fave part of making our video was filming with the green screen. We learnt filming using an app to make the green screen work and we learnt how to add music.
    3.the most hard part about are group was trying to agree on how to film, it was a challenge but we had fun still.
    4. We still have a question – should rice that’s not the right color be sent to people who have no food? Rather than being thrown out?
    5.We still ahve this question – should food that doesn’t look good westill go to the supermarket instead of being thrown out? Becuase there is lots of hard work by farmers.

  11. Tahlia: my most favorite part was editing
    Ella:my most favorite part was the rooster sound at the end
    Tahlia: I learnt how to cut things out
    Ella: I learned how to use green screen
    Both: it was hard to try and not laugh when we were doing it
    Tahlia: how much chickens are in a paddock or are they all together?
    Ella: why do people cage up chickens? its cruel
    Both: we both would go to a farmer to find out the real answer because google might not have the facts
    Both: my new idea is that how the process worked.It was very interesting.

  12. 1. The most interesting thing while making this documentry was filming in front of the green screen.

    2. The most interesting skill we learnt was editing our video and putting all of our videos together.

    3. The most challeging part of this thing was to try agree on the same thing.

    4. We are wondering how some of the eggs are blue and green becasue we have never seen them.

    5. We would anwser these questions by pdoing more research in Google or asking a chicken farmer.

    6. We have learnt that farming is pretty difficult for farmers to do all the stuff they have to do. working in our group was helping us to coperate with each other.

  13. The most interesting was when we got to record oursleves.
    We learned how to read it without even looking at the sheet, like a real reporter.
    The most hardest thing was recording because we didn’t first know how to use the Green screen app, then we did.
    Our question still is how do the farmers know when they are ready to put them in a package.
    We would either search on the internet or ssend an email to a farmer.
    We have ideas now like editing to put lots of videos toegher in order and add things to it so it looks really good and so we can add more stuff to a video than just the filming. Like text and music.

  14. 1. The most interesting thing was drawing all the images to help us explain ourselves.
    2. How to draw on an animation and make our documenary more interesting by using different ways to present in a video.
    3. It important to not shake the camera. We would use a tripod next time.
    4. hWe sill wonder how do the eggs not crack during the transport.
    5. We could find out by asking a farmer.

  15. 1. the most interesting thing was learning new ways to present our work and being creative with our presentation.
    2. We had to learn how to keep the camera still whilst recording a claymation.
    3. The most challenging thing for us was to not laugh during recording time. We rose to the challenge by taking a deep breath and just focusing on the speech.

  16. 1. The most interesting part for us while making this documentary was editing our video and then seeing it as a real documentary.
    2. We all learned that recording is a much harder thing to do than what everyone thinks.
    3. The most challenging thing to do in this task was to not laugh in front of the camera, try hold the I-pad still, put it in the right place withoug going outside the green screen and to try not forget all our lines we had to say.
    4. The questions we now have after learning about how flour is made is how to use other tools we didn’t use in i-movie.
    5. The way we would answer these questions is that we could of just try it and see what it does.
    6. The new ideas this project has introduced to us about farming or documentary making are to tell people to think about where food comes from and the hard work that goes into making it. We discovered machines and people that are needed to make food.

  17. The most interesting thing we did was using the green screen and putting ourselves on a location.

    The new skills we learnt was how to adjust the colours when the green screen was too see through and made us look invisible .

    The most challenging thing we did was trying to look like professionals andwe did still do it. But we were laughing before we went on camera.

    We have a question abut what happens to the corn that is rotten, do they chuck it out or od they use it for something else like feeding animals.

    We can answer this question by googling it.

    The final video made us think that next time we do something like this we will be louder with our voice because we were a bit hard to hear.

  18. For us the most interesting thing was watching the video at the start and learning the information.
    We learnt how to lower the volume of the songs so our voices can still be heard. So it was just background music.
    One of the most challenging things for us was when one of us weren’t here and we had to work on our own.
    A question about oats that we still have is can oats be grown easily so people in poorer countries can grow their own?

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