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Weather Portraits

November 15, 2012

What kind of weather are you? Are you living under a black cloud, or do you have a sunny disposition?

Working on our portraits

Selecting, projecting and dressing up.

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The wind

October 11, 2012

How do you know it’s windy? Can you see the wind, hear it, feel it?
Here’s a short clip of timelapse photography experiments to capture the blustery clouds above our heads.


October 11, 2012

The start of an exciting new project at Fountaindale School! Watch this space…

Door to the Unknown

April 29, 2012

The film is finished, what a wonderful premiere it had!
Screened to parents, family, teachers and friends – a celebration and sharing of the film, and much talk of the friendships made during the project.
Watch the film, and be sure to check out the behind the scenes clips of music making, animations, and the spooky film footage from the woods – with six days of hard work squeezed into a six minute film, a lot had to be left out…

Music and Monsters

March 24, 2012

Thinking about adding atmosphere to our film, we spent the morning making sound effects – looping guitar twangs, ipad tinkles, swooshing rain sticks and noisy drums. Another busy afternoon too, monsters attacking Barney from every angle. Meanwhile Glyn planned the voiveover narration for the film. One more session to go, we’re excited to see how things come together!

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Update – Into Other Worlds

March 22, 2012

We have all been busy working on the film. The ideas for the story keep changing -that seems only right though, as the world in the film is titled Evolvia! Primary pupils have joined us for some fun out in the woods – acting and hiding in amongst the trees. We’ve also been busy building different backdrops for our film – mixing  splattered paints with gathered twigs, cones and moss. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve acted as  ourlseves and wild beasts on a green screen, and we’ve animated our monsters too!

This is: Fountaindale

February 9, 2012

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Films from long ago

January 11, 2012

It’s been a long time since we’ve blogged here, but with a new project coming up, we thought we’d update things with a couple of films from long ago Creative Partnerships projects.

Our School Is was made back in 2009 by secondary and post 16 students. It bring s together a lot of the clips, experiments and ideas they all had about creatively describing their school.


Wherever Next is the film made with the other end of school – the primary pupils. Inspired by a story that they’d read – Whatever Next – in which a teddy blasts off to the moon in a cardboard box rocket, everyone balsted off on their own adventures, far beyond the moon, out to the planets, stars and beyond…


Nightmare at Fountaindale

September 17, 2009


Another update – here’s a short spooky film made in one day by post 16 pupils. Not for the faint of heart!

Click through to vimeo to view it in all it’s high definition glory.

Video Overload 2

September 16, 2009

Matts animation of a spider is juste xcellent! Completely hand drawn, on  white board, wiping away each picture and then drawing a new one… How many times?! Matt had a real talent for animation.

The good work just keeps on coming – we can’t stop finding more and more to upload to this blog. We’ll be old and grey by the time we’ve finished adding everything!

This time it’s the work of Halley, Georgina, Karl and Jack, with their signed and sung alphabet.