Film-making lessons for Gigatown hopefuls
Children from 10 schools created short films last month to support Porirua’s Gigatown bid.
Adventure School, Aotea College, Titahi Bay School, Titahi Bay Intermediate, Ngati Toa School, Rangikura School, St Pius X School, Windley School, Bishop Viard College and Pukerua Bay School represented Porirua at a workshop organised by Porirua deputy mayor ’Ana Coffey.
Andrew Strugnell, who has achieved acclaim recently because of his idea of bringing Kiwis together via YouTube, was on hand to give advice.
The process of film-making from pre-production all the way through to post-production was covered.
‘‘The focus of the workshop was to facilitate entries into the Schools Video Competition being run as part of the Gigatown competition,’’ Coffey said.
‘‘Schools get the chance to win great prizes, and their video entries earn points for our Gigatown campaign.’’
Porirua is currently the top-placed North Island town, and sixth overall, on the Gigatown leaderboard, but needs a big points boost to reach the finals stage in September.