The Clip Club

Primary after-school club in East London, UK – we watch, talk about, shoot and edit short films and clips

Playing with graphics

We look at turning words into ideas into images/symbols using an app called Adobe Ideas. The idea is to use words taken from the Tagul/Wordle images and then draw on different layers to produce a pattern or graphic that represents The Clip Club. One of the things to understand about being creative is that you’re putting new things together in ways that haven’t been seen before. This activity leads onto more creative play and here is what we came up with:

Using layered moving images (and sound) to illustrate a story is what we then watch in this animation called The Big Match about a young Belfast lad who goes for a memorable day out with his Dad:

We talk about how the film makes us feel. Some say sad, weird. Leonardo says something very insightful – that the film is an inspiration because you realise that it’s possible to illustrate a story with interesting moving images whilst listening to someone telling the story. So you don’t just have to listen, like on the radio, you can listen and watch at the same time. We also talk about what poignant meanssomething about sadness and importance. Cara makes a connection between the layers we saw in the film and the layers we looked at in the Ideas app.

Michelle asks everyone to come next week with a story of their own and perhaps an object, so we can begin to make our own memorable stories on the iPad using some of the techniques in The Big Match.

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