Well I spent last week at The Action Project with 8 students, ages ranging from 5 to 12. We devised our own film, a sort of murder mystery. As soon as you ask young people what they want to film, it’s either horror or something where deaths and disaster feature. Monday I arrive with tripod and video camera and set up in the rehearsal space, with ‘Hey, Hey Disbeliever’ by The Living End playing on the iPod. Our small group of students arrive and we set to work sketching a storyline.
The week passes by quickly, as half the day is spent filming, and the other half playing a game we made up, called Drop Ball. It’s energetic and fast paced, so I’m knackered after a few minutes of playing.
On Friday, Olivia makes some very cool pictures of us using the Paint app in Windows.
Sunday 15.08.2010, and the film is completed, editing done and music added. I will post it here as soon as I get permission from the cast, as they’ve not seen it yet.
Roll on next week, we’re making music……….