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Prawn Farming

This is a short clip in which Gold Coast prawn farner, Nick Moore, describes the prawn farming industry, the business he manages, and the high standards of the Australian industry. Nick, explains why this business is more like agricultural farming than fishing and how his qualifications and experience more closely match ...

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Andy Griffiths' advice for becoming a brave writer

Are you sometimes a bit scared to share your writing with other people? Find out what Andy Griffiths recommends. If you don't have a journal or a diary, why not get your hands on an exercise book and start writing a little bit every day to practise. As Andy says, you can write about any crazy thing you like! It's only for ...

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Difference Differently: inclusive Communities and Democracy

This short documentary follows a group of NSW primary and secondary students who came together to share and develop community initiatives aimed at increasing social inclusion and cohesion. The students’ proposals focus on a range of groups that experience discrimination, for example, on the basis of language, religion, ...

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Difference differently: be the bridge

This documentary focuses on interfaith and intercultural relationships and how bridges can be built within and between communities. It offers several personal stories and includes discussion of civil responsibility, social cohesion and what it means to be an Australian citizen. It encourages students to reflect on religion, ...

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The shots tell the story in a video interview

You don't want your video interview to be just a 'talking head'. What shots can you take to make your story more interesting? Benj Binks from ABC Open has some ideas on what you might do and how to do it. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Lights, smartphone, action!

Smartphones are everywhere - and you can use them to make all sorts of creative video content. Watch this clip and learn some simple tricks from ABC Open's Dan Battley. You'll be capturing great footage and making excellent videos in no time! Before you start recording, Dan has these tips: • Check you have enough phone ...

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Pigs in hiding

The pigs are playing a game of hide and seek. One pig counts to 100 while all the other pigs go and hide. But where are the hiding pigs? The pig cannot find the hiding pigs so he sets up a table of food to lure the other pigs from their hiding places. The spoken text of this short animated story is featured in speech bubbles ...

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Let's tell a story: everyday learning

This brief animation shares the story of a hamster as imagined by children. Hammie is a classroom hamster that finds new opportunity when his cage door is left open. Hammie does some exploring around the classroom and ultimately sneaks into a backpack looking for food. Three different children tell the story adding new ...

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MoneySmart: changing world of consumerism

This is a video in which finance and society experts Paul Clitheroe, Delia Rickard and Jane Caro discuss how changing patterns of consumer spending funded by borrowed money affect young people's lives and society's happiness. They point to young children's misconceptions about where money comes from, young people's use ...

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Crop yields in Australia and across the world: video

This is a video about emerging farming technologies and practices that are being adopted by many Australian farmers to improve crop yields. It includes images of farming equipment and operators being employed in the field, digital mapping software being demonstrated in the office, and representatives from a technology and ...

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How is science solving sustainable water issues in a changing environment? video

This is a video of a vineyard manager and viticulturist describing water management strategies and technologies used in a South Australian vineyard. The video shows irrigation and technological equipment being used by the vineyard. It also demonstrates and explains monitoring techniques used to manage water use. The video ...

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Investigating robotics in food production: video

This is a video (5:04 min) about the operations and benefits of a robotic dairy. The resource begins by describing how the automated system improves dairy farmers’ lifestyles and allows them to concentrate on pasture management and the care of individual cows. The elements of the automated system are then explained and ...

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Breeding a sustainable future: video

This is a video (5:04 mins) about the research and breeding programs of the Australian Cotton Research Institute. Presented by its program leaders, senior scientists and managers, the resource begins by describing how cotton growing has changed since the 1960s, how Australia now has the world’s highest cotton yields, and ...

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The innovator

This is a short animated film highlights the versatility of wool as a natural fibre. The wordless film journeys through the ages and offers a unique view on how wool has been used - and continues - to clothe humans. The video provides an humourous stimulus resource to highlight the range of properties of wool.

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MoneySmart Teaching videos

ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching videos is a suite of consumer and financial literacy videos focusing on five areas. Teacher professional development videos featuring experts, teachers, principals and kids discussing the importance and benefits of learning about money at school from an early age. Case studies focusing on interviews ...

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MoneySmart: teens and consumer issues

This is a video in which secondary students recount their experiences with mobile phones. They explain why they chose a contract or a prepaid plan for their phone and the advantages and disadvantages of each; describe how they accrued excess charges by downloading too much data, or didn't get full value from their prepaid ...

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Adam Elliot on characters: empathy and the outsider

This video resource shows animator Adam Elliot talking about his childhood and how it has shaped his focus in filmmaking. It is one of several found on the Learn from the makers: animation section of the ACMI Generator website. Adam Elliot explains that he has always befriended 'outsiders' and enjoys the challenges of getting ...

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Asia skills: a taster

This is a video clip produced by the Asia Education Foundation showing a series of Australians talking about how their work and life experience is interconnected with Asian countries and cultures. They include fashion designer Nicole Fraser, sports lawyer James Johnson, arts pproducer Kate Ben-Tovim, grower and exporter ...

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My Korea: a taster

This is a video clip produced by the Asia Education Foundation showing a series of Australians talking about their working connection to Korea and Korean culture. The clip shows the wide diversity of occupations that Australians perform in Korea, including jobs in the cultural, sporting and business sectors. It also features ...

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My Japan

This is a web page produced by the Asia Education Foundation with two videos of Australians talking about their intercultural experiences working in Japan and the important influence of Asian cultures and languages on their lives. In the first clip, Asian Flavours, Adam Liaw talks about his personal journey and the importance ...