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"Listen to Captain Flood" Matthew Flinders Anglican College

My focus for the “What if,“plan video is to raise awareness about floods that can happen at any time. We shouldn’t think that it’s a joke. We need to be...Read more


"Preparing for Disasters" Sunshine Coast Grammar School
"Preparing for Disasters" Sunshine Coast Grammar School
We were inspired by wanting to help the community in case of disaster and helping people is our number one priority. When we were making our video we weren’t going to submit it, but after we had filmed it and we were proud of it, we decided to submit it, and there is a slight chance that we could win, so why not try. We know that in the past and even present there has been bad disasters and that’s what inspired us to add more action into our video. There are many disasters that can happen, but its important to have a plan for all of them although they might not all happen. In a time of disaster everyone should have a what if plan, because for all that they know it could save their lives. That’s also what inspired us to add an earthquake into our video, because it would seem a bit boring if it was just an interview, and even if it was good with just the interview, we still would have liked it with the earthquake effect in it because it gives it more action as we had said before. It also inspired us because a good thing to do is to hide under a large object that could protect you if the roof were to collapse.
"Be Prepared" entry#1 Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Be Prepared" entry#1 Matthew Flinders Anglican College
My name is Aditi and I created a video for this competition alongside my friends Hayden and Tilly. We decided to do a video that mainly outlines what happens if you don’t have an emergency plan and what to do in an emergency. This is how we use the theme of ‘why should we have an emergency plan’ in our video. We use humour to keep the audience's attention and discuss how to avoid consequences, aiming for an audience our age and older. We mainly did this without parental/teacher supervision. We interacted with our teachers, and asked each other for assistance when we needed it. This helped to us not get distracted, and we got our work done on time. We showed the message by explaining that emergency plans are important, and showing that we should be calm and listen to the government. We highlighted the main steps, including evacuation information and instructions to prepare your home for flood/cyclone weather. These steps, in my opinion, are some of the most important, as they help prepare you and keep you safe. We also emphasised the importance of following the government’s instructions as we know they have had warning and have teams of people working on keeping you safe. We wanted to focus on cyclones and floods, because they are all common in this area, especially floods. This will help prepare the community for disasters that apply to us. I hope you like our video!
"Home Among The Gumtrees 'What If Plan' Remix" St Joseph's Nambour
"Home Among The Gumtrees 'What If Plan' Remix" St Joseph's Nambour
In Grade 5, at St Joseph’s Nambour, we completed a unit of work where were looking at the impact of bushfires and floods on communities and how people respond to these natural disasters. We wanted to find out if there was something we could do to get ready in case a disaster hit. The recent catastrophic bushfires across the country (including Peregian) were in our minds because we had seen the devastation and watched the Fire Fight Australia concert on television. We thought we could make up our own song about being ready for natural disasters and so decided to change the words to Home Among the Gumtrees, a song we had been learning in class. During our investigations we invited Lynda Fraser (SCC’s Disaster Resilience Officer) to talk to us about how we should prepare for bushfires. We had used the SCC’s Disaster Hub as part of our learning, but Lynda showed us a lot more. We were shocked by some of the videos we saw showing that disasters (particularly storms and flooding) can happen right here in our own backyard. We played our song for Lynda and decided we would enter the Get Ready Schools Program for 2020. All of us have developed “What if” Plans for our families and we have made a thirty second commercial which demonstrates the importance of being prepared for a natural disaster. We had fun making the ad and we hope you like its message.
"Get Yourself Prepared" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Get Yourself Prepared" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
My plan for the short video clip is to have a funny and informative video. The goal for my video is to be able to inform more people about why they need and emergency kit and what it does which will get more people to prepare an emergency in case of a disaster. I will have some funny little lines and other things in it because I know from personal experience that I will normally watch a full add and pay attention to it if it’s funnier rather than if it’s not. While I want it to be funny, I also want to inform people about what they will need in the kit and how the kit would be helpful. I’m doing most of it by myself but my parents have inspired some of my ideas which I used to try to make it funnier and I will probably have some help with the recording and maybe the editing. Other than that, I’m doing everything completely by myself. I will, in the video, address the most common natural disasters up here in the Sunshine Coast and where to find more information as I will definitely not have enough time to talk about everything. I will be trying to get the video done in under 45 seconds but it will most likely end up being longer than 30 seconds. Summary Goal: Get more people to have an emergency kit Made by: Myself and partially my family Message: Get a emergency kit
"Be Prepared for a Cyclone" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Be Prepared for a Cyclone" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
I’ve recently made a 30 second video to convince people to get prepared for a natural disaster. I chose to make it about cyclones because I think they are interesting. I thought it would be good to have what, when, where and why. I think it was a very good thing for people to know how to prepare for extreme weather. The Red Cross website helped me a lot. I chose to do a stop motion because I thought it would be a fun thing to do.
"Looking after your family and animals" Sunshine Coast Grammar School
"Looking after your family and animals" Sunshine Coast Grammar School
To have a what if plan is very important. Australia can get terrible bushfires all year round and earlier in the year showed us how bad they can get. I did it in the paddock because with all the forest in the background it showed that a bushfire could happen near anyone’s home and also with my horse so that if you have livestock you know how to keep them safe too.
"Everyone Should Have An Emergency Plan" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Everyone Should Have An Emergency Plan" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
I am creating and submitting a video for a competition. This video explains why everyone should have an emergency plan. The video is aimed at every age. I will explain why you need an emergency plan for example how much damage natural disasters can cause and the littlest things that can cause them (a thunderstorm can turn into a cyclone). I will also explain that you need an evacuation kit. In this part of the video I will tell you what to pack in an evacuation in case of emergency. Within the video I will have a voice-over accompanied by pictures and other videos (me packing an emergency kit etc). I got the information in the video from my teachers and a lady from the Sunshine Coast Council (she came to our school). Along with other items she gifted us a ruler with a website written on it. I have added this website in my video, so that others can visit it, as it is a good source of information when needing to evacuate. The lady showed Year 6 a few slides of what can happen, what will happen and how we need to get ready. As soon as I saw what could happen to roads, houses and even whole cities, I knew I had to encourage others to do the same as me (get ready for an emergency).
"Be Prepared" entry#2 Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Be Prepared" entry#2 Matthew Flinders Anglican College
In this video, I really wanted to highlight the unpredictable nature of nature. That’s why I used the bucket of water, and also it was fun. I also wanted to show the protection a plan (or in my case an umbrella) could give. I came up with my storyboard and asked mum to throw the bucket, which was difficult as she was also taking the videos of me. I asked my grandpa and neighbour to help and asked their permission to be in my video. As Queenslanders and living on the coast in unpredictable times we need to be ready for anything! The government has a great website full of excellent resources to make sure we know how and what to prepare. Instead of giving all the information I decided to simply plug the website qld.gov.au/get ready hopefully the video will inspire If people don’t know what is out there that can help us prepare it cant help at all. Building awareness of useful resources is really important! Do we have a plan for meeting points, or essential and precious things to grab in an evacuation? Do we need a checklist for a family evacuation kit or know how to prepare our homes ahead of time to minimise damage. Could we reach out to our neighbours or those in need? This video is really about making the “What If” plan name and website loud and clear and to get people thinking about what they would do in a natural disaster.
"Bush Fires- Be Prepared"
"Bush Fires- Be Prepared"
I have chosen the disaster ‘Bushfires’ as they are one of the most common disasters in Australia and happen often. The focus of my video is to educate the community on what to have for a disaster plan. In our video i show the importance of an emergency plan to help encourage viewers to have one of their own at hand. In the video you will see me acting out a bushfire scene to show viewers what could happen without an emergency plan. I plan to communicate the message by showing just how dangerous natural disasters can be. Also, by how important an emergency plan is. How it can save your life. I plan to use this message in a way that makes the viewer think again about if they should consider to have an emergency plan. We first planned our video. What disaster? What costumes? What script. After we came up with all of these necessities, we then started to finalise the scripting and added in the finishing touches. Finally, we have to film and edit. Our message to the community is to have an emergency plan at hand so YOU can be ready for a disaster.
"Be Prepared for Floods" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Be Prepared for Floods" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
The focus of my video is helping people in floods and telling them what items they should have in preparation for this disaster and how they can be further prepared. To develop the message across Queensland, I created an iMovie with pictures and lots of information. For my video I am engaging kids, parents and even grandparents. My video is to help people, to help them not to worry and be ready. They need to know the evacuation centre and their emergency plan, finally what items could be used to keep them and their loved ones safe and well.
"Stay Safe From Fires" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Stay Safe From Fires" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
The focus of my video is on fires. Any fire at all, bushfires, house fires or even grass fires are dangerous.. My video will explain a little about fires. At the end of my video, I have put the website name on the screen. I had three people help me produce my video, my grandma, (she gave me what I needed), my dad (the fire), and my mum, (the filmer). I developed my message by explaining the dangers. I also explained what you can have at home to stop a small fire. I showed the audience that I can put out the fire with a fire blanket or a hose.
"Beware the Heatwave" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Beware the Heatwave" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
The focus of our video was for entertainment as well as explaining how to stay safe in a heatwave. All the information we used was scientifically proven so anyone watching had real information on what to do. I strongly believe how we provided the information was really helpful.Firstly we started with the beach scene, that scene was to show people that wherever you are you can still get affected by a heatwave. The next scene was to show as well as tell what can happen if you don’t stay safe. The next scene is telling you and showing you what you should do if you want to be safe. The next scene is when I say for more information go to disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au to let others find some information for themselves.
"Listen to Captain Flood" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Listen to Captain Flood" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
My focus for the “What if,“plan video is to raise awareness about floods that can happen at any time. We shouldn’t think that it’s a joke. We need to be prepared and have a plan. As a student I want this video to help people get ready and know what to do in these situations instead of getting all worked up and panicked, although at the same time I want to make the video as entertaining as possible. That’s where my character Captain Flood comes in. Captain Flood is a super hero who helps with flood plans and making sure that you know what to do in case of a flood. Captain Flood is meant to be really quirky, fun & entertaining while also getting a really important message out that you should be prepared. He will go through steps via voice over and me and my cats & mum will be acting out what he is saying (by my cats I mean that I will have them in cat carriers to show that you need your pets.)
"Drought" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Drought" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
The focus of my video is to tell people about drought. Drought is my focus, because I think that it is significant. Drought also occurs in our area, which I think is very relevant considering most other natural disasters don’t happen often or in our area. Well, because I was away for the first week of school, I didn’t have many ideas, yet I did end up with a decent idea. My idea was to have a TV host (My Mum) introduce a weather reporter, then the weather reporter would explain the current drought and how right now a disaster plan could save your life. My idea became more of a production after writing the script and coming up with what costumes to wear, it didn’t seem like anything more than an idea before that point. Well, because I missed the first week I didn’t have a group to do it with, so I had to think up an alternative, and after chatting to the teacher I found out that our parents were allowed to be in the video. I engaged with my mum, when we were thinking about the costumes and when I had to come up with who I could get to help film and be in the recording. Thank you for this opportunity.
"Don't be Caught in a Thunderstorm" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Don't be Caught in a Thunderstorm" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
I’m focusing on what you can do if you’re in a severe thunderstorm and it becomes serious. I’m talking about the actions that you can do to prevent or to deal with this severe weather event. I developed a message because I live on the Sunshine Coast, just like most of the people, who watch this video. A lot of us have experienced a thunderstorm and it’s relatable and it’s quite likely that we could easily be affected by severe thunderstorm and it could get out of hand. That’s why I think this is an important message. As you probably know we’ve been under lockdown due to COVID-19 so I’ve only had my mum and my dog to discuss ideas, so really my mum was the only person who was always around to help out with small little things that needed tweaking. But after doing all of this I realised that there are more disasters than just natural ones. Humans cause a lot as well. But out of all of this I’m thankful that I got this amazing opportunity because out of it I’ve learnt a lot resilience , focus and determination. That’s just some of what I learnt. Thanks for the opportunity.
"Be Prepared Cyclone Warning" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
"Be Prepared Cyclone Warning" Matthew Flinders Anglican College
I have created this quick video about cyclones because I want to share my knowledge on cyclones and how everyone can avoid or survive them. I developed this video by using my general knowledge, researching on the internet and asking trusted people like my teachers, parents or friends. The photos in my video are from different sources and were not personally taken by me. In my opinion, cyclones are horrible, destructive phenomena in nature and that should be recognised as one of the most dangerous natural disasters to have ever existed. Even though I haven’t been in one myself, I consider the people who have lost their lives and the experiences they had with cyclones. I want to develop a message that everyone should be prepared and to be ready when a cyclone hits your town or city at any moment. I engaged with my friends, teachers and family in the development of this video to help me construct an informative video that will spread the word of a few facts about cyclones and how you can be safe from them. I have no intention of winning the prize but all I want to do is to inform or warn people about the dangers of cyclones. These are the reasons why I have created a short informative video about cyclones.