“Movie making” – Barney tells us about his favourite weekly activity

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We know lots of children really enjoy the Movie making weekly activity at MH every year. Did you know that it is one of Barney’s favourites too? Here’s a special message from him: “One of the things I like best about Moreton Hall is making the films! and this is how it usually goes…

On MondayBrainstorming!

Make a film about what?”;  ” We have NO ideas.”;  “Oh! we could make a film about...”;  ” No, that’s silly!”; “Well, what if we…?”;  “Yes! and we can….!”;  “That’s a great idea! We have a film!”…   ( … ALMOST)

On TuesdayScripting!

“Okay… how are we going to film our great idea?”;  “Where are we going to film the actors?”;  “What exactly are the actors going to say?”;  “Who are the actors?!?!?!”;  “Great! We have a plan!”…       ( … ALMOST)

On WednesdayStoryboarding! Props & costumes!

“What will our film look like?”;  “Where do we put the actors?”“Where do we put the cameraman?”;    “How do we make a ghost costume?”;  “This is getting complicated!” …

On Thursday:  Trip to Bury St Edmunds. A break from the classroom. Props and costumes.

RELAX…   “Oooh, we’ve found some amazing costumes and props in the charity shops! Our film is going to be the best!”  …

On Friday:  Filming!

TOTAL PANIC …  “We have 90 minutes to film all this!”; “I keep forgetting my lines!”;  “She keeps forgetting her lines!”; “He won’t stop laughing!”; “Oh no! Our film is going to be a disaster!”  …

… and, amazingly, despite everything, and in just one short week – the films are always brilliant!

Many, many thanks to all the students for your wonderful ideas, your inspired creativity, and your endless enthusiasm. You make the best films. I can’t wait to make more films next summer! ”

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