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 9 – Alma, editing and a little bit of blogging

In session 9 we started off by watching a clip called ‘Alma’:

This clip was an award winning animation by French (actually, Spanish) people and has won 4 competitions and several Oscars. Here is what Leonardo, GMan and DJess posted about it. I think that everyone who signs their name on the wall is the next victim of the evil, self-killing shop. Unluckily, Alma signed her name on the wall and the doll popped up in the window. Clara had an interesting idea on the fact that they monitor you through the window on the wall and pop up an appropriate doll.

After watching and discussing we continued editing our trailers while Michelle took us out, to teach us to post. I taught Leonardo.

A great session and expect to see some posts coming soon!

What makes a good comment?

May be we could work together on this? I’ve noticed most of you have started to make comments which is great, so now it’s time to start thinking about what makes a good one. Because this blog is public, and just about anyone in the world can read it, we have to try and make our comments less like a private conversation and more like a conversation that others might find interesting. How can we do that? Please comment and make some suggestions.

I thought of these. After reading a post, you could comment by saying:

  • something positive about someone’s post, giving a reason why
  • how it makes you think of something else (this could be something that’s happened or something else that you’ve read or seen elsewhere)
  • how it makes you feel
  • how someone you know might react to the post

There’s something really special about getting a comment about your post, so be supportive and respect what the other person has written, even if you disagree. It’s fine to disagree, but it’s always good to say why. In this way everyone might learn something new.

I look forward to your comments about this post! Happy Easter!

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