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Video clip synopsis – The Kahootz 3 Xpression is a 3D animation that includes image, Japanese text and Japanese language.
Year of production - 2009
Duration - 1min 41sec
Tags - animation, Asia, Asia Kahootz Movies, change and continuity, creativity, digital technology, environment, media text, Screen Asia, see all tags


Kahootz Xpression - Japanese Seasons

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download clip icon Premium MP4 japanese_pr.mp4 (12.4MB).

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About the Video Clip


Students can view the Japanese Xpression as a model in order to create their own scene to represent one of the seasons (for example, winter). They can duplicate the scene and change it to represent the other seasons by using relevant colour, atmospheric effects, objects and sounds.

This digital resource is from the project Screen Asia, a joint production of the Asia Education Foundation, Australian Children’s Television Foundation and Screen Australia Digital Learning. Click here for more digital resources for Asia.

Curriculum Focus


In the middle years of schooling, students can synthesise, analyse, reflect on and apply their learning to personal experiences of Asia in an increasingly independent way. They engage in cultural exchange, reflecting their enhanced understanding of their own culture, and their richer and broader framework of knowledge and understanding of Asian cultures. The aim is that students will increasingly empathise with people from different cultural backgrounds, and develop intercultural values and skills to participate in, learn from, contribute to and engage confidently in diverse cultural environments at home and abroad.

Asia Scope and Sequence: English, SOSE, The Arts

Australian Curriculum: English, History, Arts

All state and territory syllabuses for English, SOSE and Arts

Background Information


The Australian Children’s Television Foundation created the educational 3-D animation program Kahootz to be used in schools by primary and lower secondary students across a range of key learning areas. The animation program gives children the power to create complex narratives, blue/green screen movies, puzzles, games and presentations in a three dimensional world.

Kahootz 3.0 allows students to easily create, explore and invent in 3-D environments with pre-made worlds and objects. Children aged 7-15 can create amazing 3-D scenes combining Kahootz characters, animals and buildings with enhanced animation, soundtracks, their own voice-over and special visual effects. Kahootz 3.0 enhances creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving whilst engaging students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge of ICTs.

Viewing this Xpression will assist students to understand Asia, to develop informed attitudes and values, to know about contemporary Asia, and to connect Australia and Japan (refer to National Statement for Engaging Students with the Studies of Asia).

Classroom Activities


Ask students to:

  • Research the seasons in the context of Japan (or another country).
  • Research the Japanese terms for each.
  • Design what elements are required for each scene and how each will transition to the next.
  • Plan by using a storyboard, share ideas with others in the class.
  • Practice using Kahootz to develop skills with the menu and functions.
  • Use Kahootz sounds, animation, swatching, keypointing, lighting effects and fog.
  • Present and explain your finished Xpression to others in the class.
  • Upload the finished Kahootz Xpression to your school’s Kahootz webpage.

Further Resources


The Australian Children’s Television Foundation

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Kahootz 3