Create school was a two day workshop where we put together a short 5 minute film and trailer. After putting ourselves into 4 small groups, we spent the first 3 periods making our trailer. We could only stay in one room, so we had to use our imaginations to create an interesting trailer. Some of the trailers included “Creagh Cretins” and “A night in Arklow.” We used iPads to film and iMovie to put the trailer together. It was many people’s first time using iMovie but it was a simple, easy to learn app. In the next 3 periods, our team tried to come up with ideas for our short film. Once we had our idea, we started writing the script and assigning people characters to play in the film. After lunch, we finalised our script and headed out around the school to film. Everyone had the opportunity to film with the iPad, use the boom mic and act in the film. Cormack and Eoin helped us make our film realistic and taught us a lot of filming tips such as where to put the camera and how to project our voices. The next day, we came in and finished filming the remaining scenes in our film. A lot of people didn’t realise how much time and effort goes into making a film, so we were running short on time throughout the day to get the film done. Luckily, all the groups were able to finish before lunch. Eoin then helped us edit our film on iMovie and put the finishing touches on it. At the end of the day, we all enjoyed watching each other’s films and laughing at the bad acting and poorly written plot.