The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will run two series of comedy scriptwriting workshops this year. Open to schools Australia-wide and pitched at Year 5 and 6 students, each series of three workshops is generously supported by Department of Education and Training.
Conducted via Zoom video conference software, ACMI education staff will introduce students to the sketch comedy genre and walk them through the scriptwriting process. Students will collaborate with others from around the country, and will be guided in using the Sketch-o-Matic website – a digital sketch comedy writing tool inspired by the You’re Skitting Me television series.
The video conference sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30pm – 2:15pm AEST on the following dates:
- Series 1 – June 6, 13 and 20.
- Series 2 – August 1, 8 and 15.
This virtual learning opportunity links to content in a number of Australian Curriculum learning areas, including:
Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols. (ACTDIP022)
- Developing a set of ‘rules’ about appropriate conduct, language and content when communicating online, and using these rules as a basis for resolving ethical dilemmas.
- Using a range of communication tools to share ideas and information, for example participating in collaborative online environments.
Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience. (ACADRM037)
- Using available software and applications to plan for playbuilding and to create scripts.
For enquiries and registrations, please contact ACTF Education Coordinator Lily Pavlovic: Lily.Pavlovic@actf.com.au