THE next Steven Spielberg could be found at St Colman’s School in Mortlake.
The 10 pupils from grades five and six have been learning the ins and outs of film making with Warrnambool filmmaker Colleen Hughson.
The pupil have filmed at locations throughout the region, including a quarry, animal shelter and on Anzac Day.
School principal Mick Saunders said the children were learning a broad approach to film and documentary making.
“They’re learning oral language, so how to ask questions and how to frame a question,” Mr Saunders said.
“They’re learning how to frame a shot, so making sure the person is looking into the sun.
“They’re learning new skills. I guess we’re all learning skills together.”
The Artists in Schools Program is a state government initiative and will culminate with a screening of the documentaries next month, which is set to be a red carpet affair.
“We’re very appreciative of the support from the state government,” Mr Saunders said.
“Sometimes the arts don’t get enough attention and art is the soul of society.”
The screening will be on June 27 at the Mortlake Soldiers Memorial Hall.