The Clip Club

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

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Xube films: Boxing Clever & Boxed In

Some readers of the blog may remember a visit we had from a local film making company called Xube and a researcher from the London Knowledge Lab – see the post here. The researchers were looking at the advantages and disadvantages of using iPads for film making in schools. Below are links to their final films – they both had the theme of ‘mysterious boxes’:

Year 5 – Boxing Clever – http://outofthebox.xube.co.uk/2014/07/11/boxing-clever/

Year 8 – Boxed In – http://outofthebox.xube.co.uk/2014/07/11/boxed-in/

Like us, they watched a few short films and clips for inspiration on how to create tension and a mood of mystery. They looked at clips from familiar films like ET and Monsters Inc. and less familiar ones like these – The Red Balloon a French Oscar winner by Albert Lamorisse from 1956 and Room 8 a BAFTA short film winner by James W Griffiths from 2014:

 

 

 

 

School Screening Q & A – July 2014

Congratulations to all the Clubbers on their successful screening event! We manage to get all 3 films into a tight assembly schedule: we go first instead of second in the line-up and have to squeeze the 3 films and the Q and A into 20 minutes. [Dual2 and Carla aren’t able to make it]. The films are well received with questions about the effects, how much fun it was and the time it took.

Here’s the post with links to the films.

 

 

Run School Run! 1 & 2 + Making of – on Youtube

Just to remind you – here’s the first film: Run School Run!:

Here’s our new sequel Run School Run! 2:

And here’s ‘The making of’ & Bloopers:

Clubbers’ Screening of edited version & ‘Making of’

Earlier in the week I finished the edited version of ‘Run School Run! 2′ and edited a ‘Making of’ film. So this session is all about our first viewing of the film as a group. It comes after a long day of rehearsing for the summer Year 6 production of Bugsy Malone, so people are a bit frazzled. It’s still great to see everyone turn up despite being tired and excited about all the other things that happen at the end of the summer term. Wizard23 has a football engagement so he’ll see the finished version later.

I film the group watching both films. It’s satisfying to see everyone smiling and enjoying the final cut with the soundtrack. At one point people are shouting: ‘My shot!’ as they watch the edited clips roll by. People notice that new unseen clips – like Clara’s close-up – have made it into the film as well as new sound effects like the beating heart.

Gman has a great idea about including the clip of Dual2 running and screaming. This is the clip that has caused the most hilarity. It doesn’t quite make sense to include it in the final film but it’s fine to add to the end of  the ‘Making of’ – after the credits… to put a smile on everyone’s face. Gman, who deserves special credit for this, runs to the computer to add it to the end and then the group decides to split it in 2 and reverse the action, distorting the sound.

This kind of spontaneous group editing seems to show how safe and comfortable everyone feels when it comes to taking creative risk collectively. I was a bit disappointed at having to finish the final edit myself because of timing, but the fun we have at the end of this session more than makes up for it, in fact it may have set it up.

Dual2 asks about the possibility of taking the project home and ‘having it on his phone’. This is a great idea but sadly not practical in terms of shifting all the iMovie source files over to his mobile phone. I told him there’s an iMovie app – paid for – that he could experiment with at home, using new footage.

Looking forward to screening the first film , the sequel and the ‘Making of’ to the school very soon!!

Great Job!

I think we did an excellent job on our film ‘Run School Run’! The way we crafted the ending scene was inspiring to the whole school. The amount of comments I got from my class alone was brilliant! I think we worked together wonderfully to finish the film, and we all did a good job in making it look good (even us behind the camera)!

The Screening

We had the KS2 screening in the hall followed by the Bloopers and the Q & A. It all went very well and the children asked some interesting questions about how and why there were 2 Claras (Ellens). There was also some discussion about filming a film within a film and they did a good job of explaining how in film you can suggest and imply things rather than show and tell the story literally. Some children now want to join the club next year.

Final film:

(Bloopers clips in previous post…)

Run School Run Bloopers

For those who have not seen:

And the old one (for reference):

For the film link, refer to this post by Michelle.

RUN SCHOOL RUN!

W – O – W – !

Great job to everyone in the Clip Club! Having watched our film yesterday, I can reveal that it is AMAZING! We all worked really hard to produce our final film which will be screened on Tuesday for KS2. I also watched the bloopers, which we will show after the film, followed by a Q & A session in the hall.

WELL DONE EVERYONE!

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