Now that I have my website up and running, I think it’s about time to catch up with my blog. A lot of interesting projects have come and gone since the last time I posted so bear with me, I will eventually catch up. I figure the best way to do this is to do a post per project. Let’s see how it goes.
First off… the Lyme Cluster Digital Training project that I co-facilitated with Stuart Dawson and Kate Green finished at the end of 2011. Before finalising the project in December with a teachers’ inset day at Charmouth Primary School, we worked at Mountjoy special school in Dorset and produced two magazine-style films mixing video, animation and photography. The films aimed to address the changes that would be happening to the school in 2012 when Mountjoy moves to a new site near the town of Beaminster, Dorset. It was great to see how the students involved adapted to the different artforms throughout the year and what was most rewarding for me was their ability to not only grasp animation, filmmaking, photoshop in such a short period of time, but also their ability to remember and improve upon what they learned. Anyway, have a look at the films below. The first was made in April and incorporated a field trip to the Beaminster.
The second film was made in July and expanded on the magazine-show structure. The participants made their own TV which was host to a variety of channels allowing them to make news stories, soap operas, adverts and more. Enjoy.