Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hi to all our Penta Blogging friends. We're really enjoying reading all your comments and appreciate the feedback. We're learning lots about things we can do in the future with our classroom blog and also our student blogs!
Today we had a great conversation about making our comment settings available to allow 'annon' comments. We want to reflect this some more before we act but would still LOVE your individual comments!
If you are unable to make a comment on our student blogs could you leave them attached to this post? We will be able to read them in one place. Just leave the name of the person's blog you are commenting on.
Thanks again! We're fast becoming addicted to the 'Penta!'
Monday, September 19, 2011
Can we make a persistence video like this?
These are the things we think make it a great film / video
- framing - not too much space above the heads (face is in the top third)
- the shot was in the same space, lets the viewer see the 'things' moving, not the camera
- the camera is still
- humour draws in the viewer and keeps attention
- speaker knew what he was going to say
- easy to hear his words and sound effects
Next we had 10 minutes to see if each team could create their own persistence video that meets the criteria. Here's our best effort!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The competition for the most popular animation closes on Friday! The movie with the most youtube views will win - time to get watching!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Here's a great poem that Olivia wrote durig our silent writing time. We spend 15 minutes each day writing whatever takes our fancy! She told me she sat by the door and was inspired by looking outside. Great writing, Olivia. We can almost sense the quiet while we read.
Can you hear that? It is the peace, the quiet. That is what it is .
Can you see that? It is the birds, the bees. That is what it is .
Can you feel that? It is the hug of the sun, the breeze. That is what it is.
Can you smell that? It is the fresh mowed grass, the beautiful spring roses. That it what it is .
Can you taste that? It is the rich taste of cadbury dark chocolate. That is what it is.
By Olivia Fraser
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
We've been learning about the different camera angles and techniques that will help the class film their documentaries next week. What kind of technique am I using for this clip?