Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Video Overload (and plenty more to come)

June 5, 2009

We’re hard at work (plagued by multifarious technical gremlins) on finishing the film about school – but in the meantime we’re adding a selection of other work that happened during the project…

You all filmed and made SO much, and it’s all good! So we have to show it… We could be uploading video for the rest of our lives!

Jack and Karl finally finished this little film on the last day of the project, with the help of Tom from primary… They had the idea way back in January, it was worth the wait.

On our final day in school the primary pupils all had a taste of what the post 16 and secondary groups had been doing for the past 5 months – this is what they made, we love it!

One day filming, James just disappeared for about an hour, maybe longer. We now see what he was up too. Who knows how far he traveled, but we love the sounds and the sunlight – this reminds us how beautiful your school is.

Lauren animated different musical instruments over a few weeks, recorded sounds and here’s the colourful, noisy result. This is really excellent, it’s great to finally see and hear them all together as a “band”.

More to come soon…


Thank You!

May 19, 2009


We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone at Fountaindale School. We have loved working with all of you! Students and staff all welcomed us – we feel like we became part of the Fountaindale Family!

Everyone worked so hard to make brilliant artworks, film, animation, music, sounds, and much more…

Our 10 days in school are now finished, BUT there is so much more to add to this blog! Please keep coming back to visit this site – tell all of your friends and family to have a look too! As we make our way through all of the hundreds of photos, the music, film footage, animation clips we’ll try to keep adding what we find.

We can’t wait to put it all together and come back to school, for the Fountaindale Premiere in June! See you then…

Searching for Sounds

May 6, 2009

Barry, Alan, and JamesĀ  head off in search of sounds… This is an edited and cut-down view of their long journey around the school.

The noises they recorded got sampled, cut up, looped and used to make music for the films we’ve been working on.

We’ll try to upload more behind-the-scenes stuff later.

Fun with a torch

January 13, 2009

We’ll try doing something like this in school, but bigger, better, with colours…


January 13, 2009

Hello, how are you? As you can see we have found the website. We are all looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning. We are looking forward to learning lots of new things.

Particularly looking forward to animation work. Just watched the lego animation of White Stripes: Fell In Love With A Girl song on Over to you. There is a lego site that allows you to design and build models on screen in 3D. Then next week ..!!!!!!!!

Also watched at the same site Universal Everything’s “Forever” video wall at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum that uses light.

Looked at some writing with lights sites.

First Test…

January 13, 2009

Hi to anyone reading this… We thought we should get the ball rolling. We’ve been playing around with the camera and thought we’d post a few pictures and videos to get this started.

swirling light

swirling light

dancing light

dancing light

can you read it?

can you read it?