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Computing Challenges


This week we are moving on to our computing unit. We recognise that this is a hard unit for home learning, as we all know you have different levels of access to technology. We are just hoping that you use whatever you can to complete some of these tasks and do it to the best of your ability. If you have any problems please email us and we will try and suggest something else. 


This term, we have spent a lot of time learning about George's Marvellous Medicine. For your computing this term- you are going to create a film or your very own version. I wonder who you will feed the potion to and what will happen? Perhaps it will give a cow wings? or turn an elephant into a pocket size pet?  Maybe you will eat it yourself and you will turn invisible? There's lots of great ideas that you could come up with. 


Challenge 1: Exploring camera angles


Have you ever noticed the different camera angles used in film? Watch your favourite movie, or tv program and have a look at the different angles they use. Count how many close ups, mid shots and long shots you can see. 

Challenge 2: Exploring how characters are created in film


Have you ever  thought about how they show different characters in movies? How do you know which characters are good are which characters are not? Think about this whilst you watch a movie. 


Task: Create your character for your movie- it could be George, or it could be someone else's movie. Can you create a one minute film to show your character?

Challenge 3: Plan your movie. 


Your task is to create a movie showing a new scene for George's Marvellous medicine (or you can make it your marvellous medicine!). 


Task: Create a storyboard mapping out your movie. Don't forget to consider your camera angles and make a list of the props that you need. Then you will need to write your script. 

Challenge 4: Create your movie


Your task is to create a movie showing a new scene for George's Marvellous medicine. 


You could do this is different ways: 


- If someone in your family is willing to help, you could act it out and film it. 

- You could film it using props, or finger puppets as your character. 

- You could create a stop motion animation. This is how Wallace and Grommit was created. 


If we were in school we would do this on iPads using the app: moviemaker to edit it. If we use stop motion in school, we use the stop motion animation app.