Lights, camera, action Tydd St Mary school pupils turn film makers and enjoy a 'red carpet' premiere at the Luxe Cinema in Wisbech
Budding film makers from a Fenland school were given the celebratory treatment at the Luxe Cinema in Wisbech.
The children from two classes at Tydd St Mary School had worked with Rachel Simmonds of Big Sky Arts to create either a film using a green screen or a stop motion animation.
All the films were then given a premiere screening at the Wisbech cinema where pupils put on their glad rags for a red carpet experience, with some even arriving in a limousine donated by a parent.
Children from Kingfishers class (Year 3/4) worked with Rachel to create the green screen films. They based them on the topic ‘keeping healthy’.
Working in groups children chose to create either a documentary, advert, news report or public information video.
They went through all stages of film making, writing a script, creating props, rehearsing, shooting the film and editing, and they hope their efforts might teach others how to keep their body and mind healthy.
Children from Owl Class (Year 5/6) created stop motion animations.
Their films were based on E-safety, hoping to teach others about how to keep safe online.
Again working in groups the children learnt all processes of creating an animation. A slightly a longer process, children used themselves as characters to create a pixilation animation taking several hundred photos to make a single film.
Both classes were then invited by Big Sky Arts and The Luxe Cinema to watch their films on the big screen. After watching all their films on the big screen, they celebrated their hard work with an ‘Oscars’ award ceremony.
The children’s choice award for best animation was ‘Accept or Decline’ and the children’s choice for best film went to ‘A Diary of a Dentist’.
Rachel said: "All of the children worked so hard on their films and I’m sure there’s some directors in the making there."