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The Lunar Drive In, a film plays on the big screen in front of parked cars. The Lunar Drive In, photo by Nadine Maulida
  • Big Screens

    Big screens of all types dominate our cityscapes, advertising screens, events live sites, drive-ins, outdoor cinemas. When people gather to watch a big screen together it allows the community to share and participate in public events.

    Watch videos and answer questions to find out more about big screens:

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    David Kilderry – Lunar Drive In

    David Kilderry talks to camera.

    David Kilderry recounts the history of the Lunar Drive-In, and looks ahead to its future.


    • What type of content features on big screens?
    • In what ways could a big screen enhance a sense of community?

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    SMS Origins – Federation Square


    • How can or do big screens transform public spaces?
    • Why do people gather and watch something they could watch at home?

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    Have a look at the Fed TV page.

    • What are the Key Criteria for the screen?
    • What do you find interesting on this page?


    Using time-lapse, record a clip that shows a crowd gathering for an event. Capture the sounds of people congregating in a public place and combine this with visual footage that shows the same place empty. Are you able to communicate a sense of community in your clip?

    Download the resource worksheet [doc]

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    About ACMI Education

    Screen and digital literacy play a critical role in empowering the creative and learning capacity of young people. At the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), we’re inspiring a new generation of moving image makers.

    Our Education team delivers unique, curriculum-focused programs for students and teachers, including film screenings, talks, workshops and exhibition tours. Programs outlined are conducted within our cinemas, studios and exhibition spaces, including our permanent exhibition Screen Worlds, and the Australian Mediatheque.

    Visit the ACMI Education Page for information on programs and learning resources.

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