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St. Andrew’s explore open and confined spaces

These clips taken by the St Andrew’s Cinémathèque club provoked some interesting discussions of what  a ‘wide open’ or ‘enclosed’ space actually is. The group decided that they wished to film two students playing chess outside (a straight forward concept) but could … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s on Mettre-en-scene

Hello everyone! Our new Cinémathèque club have been exploring this year’s theme since January. Two children join us from last year’s group who were keen to be involved again adding some knowledge and expertise as to the way things work … Continue reading

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Young Journalist Academy interviews from the screening day in Paris

St. Andrew’s Young Journalists spent some of the screening day in Paris interviewing participants. Take a look at their film:

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From Woodhall Spa to Paris!

Seven excited ten and eleven year olds head off to Paris from the small Lincolnshire village of Woodhall Spa for three days. They come armed with various bits of technology to while away the time on their long journey along … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Cinémathèque Club: First day of filming the final film

The film team have been working on their final film ideas over the past few sessions. Max, who was in the team last year, came up with an idea around a slightly shady character with a briefcase who appears to … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Cinematheque Club Task 3 (and snow)

The group spent a session watching extracts from The Little Fugitive, The 400 Blows and others from the DVD, including the clip ‘Five’,  along with some of the still images.  There was much discussion about uncontrollable human actions after watching … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Cinematheque Club Task 2: Conversation

The children have enjoyed getting out and about a little bit more this term with the evenings getting lighter. Woodhall Spa is quite a varied environment with woods, camp sites, open spaces and a busy (for a Lincolnshire village!) high … Continue reading

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War Horse: Working with animals

I haven’t actually seen the film ‘War Horse’ yet but caught this on Film 2012 and thought it was interesting in terms of reality and fiction and the use of animals on film: in particular Jeremy Irvine’s comments on not … Continue reading

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Task 1: Waiting

Here are a few clips from St. Andrew’s on Task 1. Surprisingly, most people completely ignored the camera in Budgens after school, making it easer for the children to capture the reality of the setting. What has been more challenging, … 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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