Holy Family Exercise 2 – Homeless Boy

The P7 boys at Holy Family drew a stunning storyboard telling of a young boy who sleeps rough in a park. One day, somebody carelessly drops their watch on the ground by his bench as they reach into their bag to get their mobile… An opportunity for the boy to try to turn his luck…

Holy Family Exercise 2 – The Wedding!

The girls in Holy Family P7 came up with this chilling (at times funny!) thriller scene set in a church! They had a lot of fun filming it in a variety of different ways, and adding twists to try to make it more believable! The boys helped by providing the round of applause at the…

Belmont Movie Makers – Exercise 2

The Saturday group at the Belmont Cinema came up with this great scene for Exercise 2. The brief was to create a short scene (2-3min) which will be filmed using a Long Take, first from a fixed point and then again with a moving camera. For the static shot, the group was influenced by some…

Belmont Movie Makers: Lumiere Minutes!

This collection of minutes brought to you by the Movie Makers Club at the Belmont Picturehouse, Aberdeen. Plenty of variety. Good work guys! {Each participant was asked to film a minute of material in the manner of the Lumière Brothers. The shot was to be from a fixed position, lasting one minute and including the…

Holy Family Primary – Lumiere Minutes

A beautiful collection of Lumiere Minutes from my P7 class at Holy Family Primary in Aberdeen. Many of them seemed to be very directly influenced by some of the themes that crop up in the Lumiere Brothers’ clips (e.g. animals, small children)… It was interesting watching them all together in class. They really engaged with…

Grandma’s Footsteps! – Holy Family Primary

This is one of the earliest exercises I gave my class at Holy Family in Aberdeen, as a means of getting them to think about the different effects (emotional/sensational) created by different camera angles and shot-styles. They were tasked with filming the same action – a game of “Grandma’s Footsteps” – in a variety of…

Holy Family School, Aberdeen

We’re really in the swing of things over at Holy Family! This wonderful P7 class have finished their Lumiere Minutes (watch this space…) and are already rehearsing their scenes for Exercise 2. Here they all are lined up nicely: And below are a couple of pictures taken during their second class. They were given an…