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Finding Nemo, Finding Dory... What next?

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CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

1. You all know the story of Nemo! Disney has released the sequel, Finding Dory. Here  is the trailer

https://youtu.be/3JNLwlcPBPI

 

More shots of Finding Dory
https://youtu.be/AMjMFbhyhwY

 

Did You Know?

7th July 2016

Finding Dory

The animated sequel [Finding Dory] continued its blockbuster run over the four-day holiday weekend by adding another $50.2 million to its already-massive ticket sales.

Just three weeks into its theatrical run, the follow-up to 2003’s Finding Nemo already has the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated feature, and now it’s likely to overtake 2010’s Toy Story 3 as studio Pixar’s biggest hit in U.S. theaters, and challenge 2004’s Shrek 2 for the highest-grossing animated feature of all time domestically.

Already with $380.5 million from U.S. theaters, Finding Dory is just $35 million shy of overtaking Toy Story 3 and only needs to earn $61 million more to to pass Shrek 2.
(Source: Digital Trends)

You are to become Lindsey Collins, the producer of Finding Dory. And, as Finding Dory has been so popular you are thinking of the next sequel. It is sure to be a winner - as you are counting on the ticket sales to date!


2. Each person in the class is to write a new story in the Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Finding... Trilogy!

This time, it's Finding Destiny (the near sighted whale shark) or Finding Bailey (a beluga whale who believes he is unable to echolocate).

Dory and friends

Nemo, Marlin, Dory, Hank, Dory's parents and Becky are to stay in the story but have lesser roles.

You are to introduce two new characters but they are to be Australian! And, it has to be set back in the Great Barrier Reef (like in Finding Nemo).

Share your stories and write up one story which you all agree on! This is what happens in the Disney studios.

3. You are to work out which Australian actors to cast as your new characters based on their voices. Share with a partner. Share with the class.

4. Write a marketing speech to persuade these new actors to join the Finding... Team! Share with your partner and the class.

Get the most persuasive speech and record it.

5. To make extra money to support the production of the film, with a partner, create a new toy based on one of your new characters. Draw and animate it using Powtoon

Powtoon

6. Work out how much you would sell this toy for and the profit (if the toy cost $2.50 each to make for 1,000 or $1.95 each for 10,000) on 153,500 toys being sold.

 

 

 

What do Mad Max's six Oscars mean for the Australian film industry?

 High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

 

1. Read the following article in The Conversation March 2016 Reading

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2. Describe to a partner what you think this article is about in 3 dot points.

3. Vincent O'Donnell, RMIT University, describes three industries. What are they? List the movies under each category.

4. O'Donnell states: " At present, television is providing some outlet for Australia drama production, but with shrinking commercial TV revenues, it must be asked, “For how long?

If the people engaged in Industry 3 were to return to making television shows here for the rest of the world, an Australian industry would be assured. Would a return to television production for Kennedy Miller Mitchell Productions provide some answers?"

Is this question rhetorical? What do you think?


 

WebQuests

Giraldillo Film Festival - with Australian Adaptations

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Intercultural UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

 

1. Read through the following WebQuest and its process.

WebQuest

This WebQuest is an analysis of the latest films.

2. To add an Australian touch you are to add Australian Films to your exploration by looking at two of the following Australian Film Festivals:

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival
Adelaide Film Festival

AFF


Perth International Film Festival

PIFF
Melbourne International Film Festival

MIFF

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