Monthly Archives: November 2011

Monsters: Gareth Edwards

I watched ‘Monsters‘ recently – a low budget sci-fi/road-movie/love story (usefully a 12 certificate). I’d read about its guerilla movie-making approach. Any trailer you see will translate as ‘just another derivative horror movie’, but it’s much more (or rather less) … Continue reading

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Jafar Panahi

At the weekend I saw Jafar Panahi’s This is not a Film.  Panahi is under house arrest in Tehran having been convicted of the political crime of making films critical of the state.  He has been forbidden from making films … Continue reading

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People, movement, actions

A couple of clips here to support the category of ‘real actions and actitivies’  in real/ fiction.  From Kes, the famous Brian Glover footie sequence: And the caning scene.   Loach and Tony Garnett told the boys in the scene that … Continue reading

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Task 1: Interacting with reality

During the first task, the children considered their interactions with the space around them – how could they connect with their chosen setting – what connections might be expected – what might be unexpected? Very quickly, the children noticed that … Continue reading

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Michael Rosen on play, story, talk

This is a continuation of Julia’s first film task post + comments. ‘Play, story and talk’ can be applied to any given film exercise, but playing/talking with ‘what’s real and what’s not real’, ‘the composed and spontaneous’ etc seems a … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Cinematheque Club first session

To get the group thinking about this year’s theme of reality and fiction, I decided to give the children some time to explore ‘reality’ with the cameras in a pre-task task. We filmed in the park next door to school … Continue reading

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Useful video clips

I thought it would be useful if we could collect video clip ideas in a central space that everyone has access to. I haven’t collected my ideas fully for how to teach the new concepts yet, but off the bat … Continue reading

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