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Short (1-4 activities)
In this lesson students will examine The Singing Ringing Tree and colour. First pupils will develop their vocabulary using a ‘word wall’. This will help them communicate their ideas about colours and how these can be used in film and other forms of storytelling.
After this, students will consider a short audio clip from The Singing Ringing Tree. The audio clip will act as a stimulus for a draft storyboard. In this activity students will be introduced to the idea of ‘creative constraints’ and then work with creative constraints so they can apply their new vocabulary to a storyboard.
Building on the storyboard activity, pupils will examine how technologies have developed over time and will be given opportunities to consider how new technologies have influenced how colours are used in films and other forms of moving image storytelling.
As a practical filmmaking activity, students can work in pairs and use creative constraints once more to work towards a filmmaking brief. The brief asks them to design a modern-day indoor studio set for a contemporary version of The Singing Ringing Tree.
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