Category Archives: cent ans de jeunesse

2017/18 Theme: ‘Places and Stories’

This year’s theme is ‘Les lieux et les histoires’: Places and Stories. The Cinematheque team are keen to emphasise that we’re talking about real places, not generic spaces.  There are two pieces of (optional) reading: some pages from Michel Foucault’s … Continue reading

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Little film about CCAJ..

The multi talented Dr. Carol-Mei Barker, in her role as co-ordination of the Childhood Cinema Nation network, made this short interview with me about CCAJ, and edited it to make some kind of sense.

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Sample Exercises for Play

At our annual introductory training session last week, groups of 3 or 4 from our cohort of 15 teachers tried out exercises 1, 2, and 3 for the ‘Play’ theme.  All of the pieces were planned and shot in 15 … Continue reading

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College Barbara

College – middle school to us in the UK – Barbara, is in St Denis, north of Paris.  Here are two sets of Meteo clips: Exercise 2 ‘Sensations’ of weather – some fixed Lumiere-style shots out of upper floor windows … Continue reading

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Monoblet Meteo Minutes

For their Exercise 2 – ‘sensations of weather’ – Monoblet primary school in Grenoble made a series of Lumiere Minutes in which they used ‘macro shots’ of the weather to look closely at its impact on nature – in particular … Continue reading

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LNS week 2

Things getting out of sequence here… in Week 2 of the programme, LNS boys went out with our DSLRs (the better to film in low evening light) and experimented with some ‘staging’ in outdoor, open spaces.  Three here for consideration: … Continue reading

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Nautical 4 shot exercise

Last week the boys shot, and this week edited, their four shot exercise ‘to film the same situation in three different sites.’  The situation was an awkward meeting between three people: a pair, and another character about whom one of … Continue reading

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