Lights Camera Action
Watch a film of your choice and send us in your review and recommendations!
KS1: How have you watched visual entertainment?
KS2: What is visual entertainment and how has it changed?
Act out a story
Read and/or watch a familiar story. Act out the story. You can do this with your family, friends over video call or using your toys an bears to help you.
Make a prediction about what film might be like in the future
Using everything you have learned, and everything you know about film, make one prediction about the future of film. You can write a paragraph or talk to someone about this
History of entertainment- timeline activity
Watch the PowerPoint again and create a timeline of film
THEN write a paragraph about how film has changed from these early days in the film industry to the films you watch today.
- Sounds, colour, time length, animation, characters, equipment used.
How do the characters know what to say and do?
Make puppets for your story.
Creating your own film character
Why not use a range of media such as;
dress up a doll
draw a picture
create it on an app etc
Characters- learn about characters within films and shows.
Why not create your own character which you will then be using in your theatre in the next session
Where do you watch entertainment media?
Theatre, cinema, TV, ipad, tablets, DVDs.
Film yourself or ask a family member to film you performing with your story with puppets.
You could use movie maker, iMovie or still shots using a camera.
If you haven’t got an electrical device, why not create a cartoon strip
Design and Make a theatre or film set
This can be as complicated or as simple as you want to make it.
Things to think about
Will it be for the character you created in the last session?
The setting in your favourite film?
An image in your imagination from a book or dream?
Make a theatre
What’s your favourite film and why? What type of genre is it?
Freeze frame fun
Describe your favourite film to somebody else
Create your own music/dance videousing an app of your choice.
Or using your character and theatre act out a scene of your own choice. Maybe one you’ve designed yourself or put your character into a favourite book or film.
Why not send it in for us to watch and share (but remember that you need to ask before you send).
How do directors enhance mood with sound?
Time to make your own flick book
Flickaclip app- this is a free app which allows you to create a flickbook
Create your own sound effects to your favourite film
Learn about ‘Foley Sound effects’then have a go at adding your own sound effects
You could either;
-Create your own film on an iPad and then add the sound
- select your favourite scene in a film and find ways to create the sound. This could be footsteps, rustling of leaves, bangs and crashing. Be inventive.
- draw out your film scenes on a cartoon strip and write down what sounds would be heard and how you would create them.
Write a film review
Choose one short film from The Literacy Shed to watch and complete a film review. You can use the template or write your own using the guidance sub-headings from the template. Send it in to your class email and we’ll share your recommendations on the school website!
Just a note about The Literacy Shed – there are lots of ‘sheds’ to look at all grouped into themes; pick a theme and select a short clip to watch – there are lots to choose from!
Send it in to your class email and we’ll share your recommendations on the school website!