Today we learnt how to use Adobe Illustrator.
In week five we looked into documentary’s, more specifically how to write a script and what some of the aspects of making a good documentary includes. Continue reading “Week Five: Unit 9, Documentary’s (Greg)”
Today we each had to tell the class what we plan to do for our unit 10 project, I explained that I wanted to create a stop motion using paper. The topic has not really been decided yet but I may use the topic on how to bake a cake. When I said this many didn’t understand why I would use paper, which then lead me to show them a video of stop motion using paper. Some got the idea after this, which lead them to give me some feedback.
The more useful ones were what different topics I could do, such as how to tie a shoe laces. Most was to not do it in paper, however I think doing it in paper will mean it can be more colourful and so will keep children watching it. Another bit of feedback was for a real cake to pop up at the end, giving it sense of fun.
This week we had to research four different designers that have influenced my own designs. The main designers I focused on, where all based around the use of stop motion. This lead me to look at creates like Tim Burton, Aardman along with more independent designers. Continue reading “Unit 10: Influences (Celia)”
This week we looked at Smart Objectives and how we can use them to help the progress of our projects. We learnt what each letter of Smart stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable ,Relevant ,Time. We filled each in to what we think will happen but with the understanding that throughout the project we keep referring back to it and if need be change some of the objectives that we had originally wrote. Continue reading “Unit 10: Smart Objectives (Celia)”
This week we looked at Theatre, but more specifically playwriting. We did so by looking at the method of writing a play, looking at some professional plays, some of the aspects of the method and then we wrote two plays of our own.
This week we learnt how to structure a script, how to use showing vs telling in storytelling and how to work well in collaboration. Learning each of these meant that we were able to create a short film that used no dialogue but was still very clear in what the meaning was.
This we researched what children like, such as what toys, films/tv, books and events. We did so by creating a mind map as a class that allowed us to gather ideas of what each age group would like. After doing so we made it into a mood board.
You can see that I broke up into two meaning that the topics are more specific to the age group. Such as you can see the variation in games from the younger to older out of the whole age range. I wanted to include colours because it gives an idea of what the age range like, such as the younger ones colours are more vibrant than the slightly older.
This week we looked at target audience, the Inverted Pyramid, along with looking at other key skills needed to write a powerful article and character description.
The first task for this week was to read a variety of different of written pieces and work out what audience they were aimed at. Each piece we had fitted a different audience in another way than another. One piece of text we had was the first chapter of the book ‘True Grit’, when reading it I thought it was aimed more towards a younger audience due to the language used, for example: Continue reading “Week Two: Unit 9 (Greg)”