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Photo to Film

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Short (1-4 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

This cross-curricular resource for Year Three pupils (ages 7-8) focuses on analysing portrait photographs for their framing, context and character before translating this understanding into the making of a two-shot film. It is designed to be delivered in one half day PSHE/Art and Design/Literacy/Computing lesson, with a photo-gathering task completed in advance.

Photo to Film is a UK-wide Into Film resource that complements the Tate Year 3 Project, a partnership project between the Tate, Artangel and A New Direction.

Working with Steve McQueen, from autumn 2018, the project invites every Year 3 class across London to take part in the largest group portrait ever made an epic picture of the city's pupils and rich civic diversity. It is a unique chance for London's seven to eight-year-olds to explore their hopes and futures in an entirely free to access programme with core curriculum outcomes, Citizenship and PSHE activities.

During autumn and spring term 2018-19, a Tate photographer will visit schools across the capital, taking class photographs for the artist to form a vast exhibition of tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils who will be centre stage for six months in the prestigious Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain. Artangel will bring some of these class photos to billboards in each of London's 33 boroughs, giving passers-by a glimpse of the future of their city. The project provides a pivotal and compelling opportunity for schools to explore themes at the heart of the work inclusion, difference and identity in a landmark chance for London Year 3 pupils, schools and families to explore a connection to each other and the city on a world stage.

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This resource includes


Photo to Film presentation

PowerPoint presentation containing class prompts and short film exemplars.

Size: 27.39 MB

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Photo to Film teachers' notes

Teachers' guidance, activity sheets and letter to parents.

Size: 474 KB

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This Resource Supports

Information Computing Technology

Design and Technology


Art and Design

PSHE Education

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