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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Session 6: Creative animation + filming

In this session we watched some ‘How to’ videos to get some inspiration for our animations. We found some really good demonstrations on: how to make and animate a face and also how to animate water …. with transparent hair gel! There are lots of interesting well made Howcast videos here with short tutorials on how to make and animate a face etc. See the water one below…

and the face one:

This is what we tried making after watching the tutorials:

face2   face1

It’s interesting to see how some of the films we’ve been watching over the weeks have influenced our story choices. We saw the idea of being swallowed up by a screen in ‘Animatou’. It’s also great to see the old video game characters (like Pacman) back in action.

Some of us started making these clips to explain our activities:

Just for fun here are a few more great animations that relate to some of the above ideas:

A pacman one:

More animated water:

And a fun spaghetti one from famous animator PES:

 

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:

He Dies At The End – short ‘horror’ clip

ecu-dies-at-endWe decide to get back to film clip watching and making. We watch this short horror movie by Irish film maker Damien McCarthy called He Dies At The End. Even though we know what is going to happen, it’s still scary and creepy and full of tension. Michelle records the clip clubbers’ reactions whilst watching and then some of the comments made afterwards.  Watch it and see what you think about how tension and suspense is created and maintained throughout, with the Director’s choice of images, shots and sound:

In another post I’ll put up another clip of the film director making the ‘thing’ at the end… it’d spoil the surprise if I post it here!

Filming whilst watching (in poor light):

Chat about the film afterwards:

Wizard23 filming Leonardo after watching ‘He dies at the end’:

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