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animation preparation

All about our CP ProjectPosted by Year 3 Tue, February 08, 2011 17:28:29

We are almost ready to animate our Meerkats and create our film. However, first we need a backdrop and a stage. We made our staging area from a box and tissue paper. Meerkats live in the desert so we created the a hot, sandy scene: Click on an image to enlarge it below.

Parent and community newsletter

All about our CP ProjectPosted by Year 3 Wed, February 02, 2011 17:51:22

Download the newsletters at http://dramateaching.com/pip2.jpg and http://dramateaching.com/pip1.jpg

Parents' modelling afternoon

All about our CP ProjectPosted by Year 3 Wed, February 02, 2011 17:38:15

We had a wonderful afternoon making Meerkats from modelling clay with our parents. Here are the finished Meerkats that we will animate next week with our parents.

Green Screen technology

All about our CP ProjectPosted by Simon Wells Fri, January 28, 2011 16:47:11

We have written our scripts, worked on our voices and we have now filmed part of the 'live action' scenes in front of a green screen. This means we can add in any background we want at the editing stage. The process of using a 'green screen' is called 'Chromakey'

School links

All about our CP ProjectPosted by Simon Wells Thu, January 27, 2011 17:30:59
We hope to connect with Manor Lodge Primary school, Sheffield and share our learning. The blog for Manor Lodge is at http://manorlodge.dramateaching.com

Model Making Morning

All about our CP ProjectPosted by Simon Wells Wed, January 19, 2011 19:16:39

Because we will be animating Sunny, the Meerkat from the book we are reading, we need to practise using modelling clay. Today we made snails and then had a go at making a short animation of a snail race:

Video link: http://dramateaching.com/snail.wmv (windows media player)

( windows media player)

A postcard from Sunny

All about our CP ProjectPosted by Simon Wells Thu, January 06, 2011 16:19:39

We have recieved a postcard from 'Sunny', the Meerkat from Emily Gravett's book, 'Meerkat Mail'. We will be replying to him and asking him some questions.

Meercats, Drama and animation

All about our CP ProjectPosted by Simon Wells Mon, November 22, 2010 16:35:44

This is where we will celebrate and share our exciting Creative Partnership project. We will be using Drama, film-making and animation! On the 5th January 2011 we will be visiting Meerkats on a school trip. We hope to then make a film about Meerkats using live film and animation. We would also like our parents to be involved too!

Our visit to the tropical Butterfly House was exciting (although wet and windy), and we saw lots of different animals including Meerkats. Parents also shared our day.

This is what some of the children and parents said after seeing the Meerkats:



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