12 5th grade Fugleflick filmmakers used the point of view of artwork on display in the hallways to create this clever musical story mixed with green screen effects, animation, and live video called "Don't Crush my Dreams".
This movie, which took 2 months of lunch recesses to create, began with an original song as if from the mouths of the beautiful art on display in Dryden's hallways. The students storyboarded their plan for how to turn the song into a video including many special effects using the Green Screen App by Do Ink, the Drawing and Animation App by Do Ink, Superimpose App, Keynote, Chatterpix, iFunFace, as well as Garageband to make their audio recording and iMovie to edit their final work.
Fugleflick filmmakers made this video, dedicated to all the ruined art once on display in the hallways, to help grow awareness of the need for respect so no future artwork will have their dreams crushed.
Screen Test Jr Film Festival
Students were accepted into the Screen Test Jr Film Festival in Schaumburg, IL. The screening is Saturday, April 22nd. Here is the line up for this 5th -8th grade event.
View the line up from the Screen Test Jr here: http://www.ci.schaumburg.il.us/PCA/youth/Pages/ScreenTestJr2016_Lineup.aspx
View our movie entry below. It is password protected until after the fest. PW: dolphin
What an amazing journey our Fugleflick Filmmakers have had with their award-winning movie, "Allow us to Illustrate". Last night they were invited to screen their film alongside other young filmmakers at the Schaumburg Team Screen Test Film Fest. Five of the 10 filmmakers were able to attend this event where filmmakers are invited on stage to introduce their movie, screen it before a live audience, and then come back up again to discuss the filmmaking process and field questions from the audience. Our students were SO impressive as they shared their experience of beta-testing, animating, and creating.
Allow us to illustrate was originally released in November of 2013 (see the original blog post here). Since then the filmmakers have enjoyed many successes!
1. It won the Cool Designs Contest in February 2014.
2. Filmmakers presented their movie and how it was made at the TEACHnology district fair.
3.It screened at the Extremely Young Film Festival in Texas in March 2014.
4. In April 2014 the film won VIDEO OF THE YEAR through Nextvista.org
5. Allow us to Illustrate was invited to enter two more festivals. (Acceptance is pending).
On May 19th our filmmakers celebrated their achievement with a Pizza Party from the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts. The girls enjoyed a wonderful lunch while watching their film, behind the scenes video, and a host of other video shorts to entertain them. Thank you!
Ten 5th grade Fugleflick Filmmakers will see their (already award-winning) movie "Allow us to Illustrate" that touts the benefits of illustrations for visual literacy and understanding text screen before a live audience tonight at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts. This movie was created as students beta-tested the Green Screen app by DoInk. They combined drawn art, animation, and live video into one entertaining and informative fugleflick that we will treasure as a resource for all our students for years to come.
Friday, April 26th was the second annual TEAM SCREEN TEST. Our 5th grade Fugleflick, Different is Good, screened at this event along with student videos from the Chicagoland suburbs. Take a look at the photos and the animoto video to see what the event was like for our young filmmakers.
Trivia: Dryden student filmmakers were the youngest at the festival. All the other students were middle schoolers.
Different is Good tied for best of show at the festival. Our filmmakers will join the other winning team from Quest Academy for a movie and pizza night at the Prairie Center for the Arts in the near future.
Trivia: Dryden Filmmakers won Best of Show in 2012 also.
See the post from last year.
Different is Good embraces diversity and uses art as a metaphor for celebrating our differences. View the Fugleflick below or at this link.
My students put together a video called, "Push Up Your Sleeves" this year. This video was intended to be played before each of our new fugleflicks. But, when I saw how cute the final product turned out, I thought the students needed to be recognized for their tiny video before I buried it in a video logo segment. So, Push Up Your Sleeves was entered into our district film festival and a local film festival where the students were commended for their creativity.
Yesterday I finally took the tie to work on the video logo. Here is how I made it:
The logo itself is designed in Comic Life iPad App (for the text) and Brushes App (for the image). Then I animated in Keynote (desktop version) and converted to quicktime.
I composed the first segment of music on a web based garageband-like site called soundation.com. They let me download it as a .wav file.
Then I put all the video and audio together in imovie and uploaded it to vimeo.
Friday, April 27th was the BIG SCREEN debut of our two newest Fugleflicks at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts first annual Team Test Film Fest 2012.
Push up Your Sleeves (a short video that quickly demonstrates how to enter the art room featuring an original song performed, recorded, filmed, & edited by 5-2 students)
View behind the scenes video to see them working.
Elementary Musical (a musical introduction to the Elements of Art featuring an original song performed, recorded, filmed, & edited by 5-3 students) View behind the scenes video to see them working.
Our fifth grade students were invited on stage to introduce their movies and discuss the filmmaking process while fielding questions from the host and audience. This uncut version shows their whole experience. What a great opportunity to have an authentic audience.
If you don't have 25 minutes to watch the students on stage fielding question, then consider taking one minute to see them accept their award below in this super short cut version.
After watching all of the team films our host announced the judge's pick for Best of Show.
Congratulations to Elementary Art Filmmakers!
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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