4. Emotional intelligence film: What the crew learnt

Written by Rachel Green, Director, The Emotional Intelligence Institute, accredited user of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso-Emotional-Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) and author of "How to develop emotional resilience and manage your emotions."

Years 8, 9 and 10 students at Roleystone Community College made a 15 minute film on emotional intelligence in the workplace: "Bitchiness, jealousy and boys". But what did the students learn?

There are four follow-up videos that were made after the film was produced, also by the students at the college. Each video explores a different aspect of emotional intelligence from the perspective of the actors, writers, crew, producers and EI coach and what they learnt about emotional intelligence.

The follow-up videos add further resources for teachers and parents. 

Emotional intelligence film: What the crew learnt

In this article we consider one of the videos and discover what the crew learnt about emotional intelligence.

I interview three members of the crew: Victoria Smeulders, the scriptwriter; Josh Smailes the cinematographer; and Maddy Meads the sound recordist.

They explain:

  • How the emotions were portrayed.
  • How hurt, jealousy and bitchiness played out.
  • What they learnt about emotions and emotional intelligence, and
  • The importance of body language, the voice and facial expressions in expressing emotions and reading emotions.

A key learning for Josh was:

To talk to people before you make an accusation.

Victoria also learnt about the value of communication, and says: "You need to sit down and talk to people about how you are feeling and how they are feeling". 

Emotional intelligence was a new concept to them before they made the film and they certainly learnt a lot about how important it is in their lives.

FEATURED VIDEO: What the crew learnt about emotional intelligence

Other emotional intelligence and EQ resources.

Here are the other videos related to the emotional intelligence film, along with the link to the film, in case you haven't seen it, and the teachers' and parents' guide.

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