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Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!
Below, you will find a wide range of ideas and resources to help you when you are teaching children about films, TV and movie making. If you have any relevant resources to share, please email them and I will add them to this page. Thank you! Character Acting - A great way of encouraging children to think more about characters in stories. Media Awareness - Analyse adverts, and try to make your own, with this enjoyable Literacy activity. Film Making - A wonderful way for children to work together in a wide variety of subjects.

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British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD British Pathé, the U.K. newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube. The collection, which spans 1896 to 1976, comprises some 3,500 hours of historical footage of major events, notable figures, fashion, travel, sports and culture. It includes extensive film from both World War I and World War II. Best Tools to Create Animated Video How to Make a Cartoon Yourself: Top 7 Animated Video Makers Compared Video production is not an easy and cheap matter. A short video for your YouTube channel or website may cost several thousand dollars if you address to professional video studios. No doubt, there are free and low-cost alternatives which can be easily mastered by any web user.

How Ancient Cultures Used Healing Crystals And Stones As written by Stephanie Lucas on QuantumStones| “In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nontheless a living being”. This is a quote from his work “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy” by Nikola Tesla written in the year 1900. Crystals have been thought to be alive and possess healing powers, and many ancient cultures took this to be just another fact of life. Today, we understand that all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own vibration – including crystals. Nikola Tesla declared this concept as the key to understanding the universe and proved how certain forms of energy can alter the vibrational resonance of other forms of energy.

Oscar Week Special: Seven Teaching Resources on Film Literacy The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and there are a number of nominated films that can be great teaching tools for educators this year. With the abundance of media messages in our society, it's important to ensure students are media literate. The Oscars provide a great opportunity to use the year's best films to teach students about media and film literacy. Not to mention, films can also be an engaging teaching tool for piquing interest in a variety of subjects and issues. In this compilation, you'll find classroom resources from around the web that cover many of this year's nominated films, as well as general resources for using film as a teaching tool.

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) Jupiter squaring Saturn: The Happy–Sad syndrome Feeling a little up and down lately? The applying, but not quite exacting square between Jupiter (our more liberal side) and Saturn (our more conservative side) is really throwing elements of elated enthusiasm against horrible despair into our lives, almost on a day-to-day basis. Damn it… one day you’re up – all full of hope and beaming with confidence, next day disheartened by the grimness of it all… … Aaargh!!

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Your Secret This EFL lesson is based around a short film called Your Secret. What I like most about the film is that it involves the viewers and encourages them to take an active and creative part. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Healing Karmic Relationships - OMTimes Magazine by Sherrie Dillard Have you ever felt a strong connection with another, yet you have a hard time just being yourself with him or her? Intense feelings get stirred up and as much as you want to have a harmonious relationship, you find yourself acting in ways that do not make sense to you? How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience? Kieran Donaghy Opens in a new tab or window., who won the British Council’s Teaching English blog award Opens in a new tab or window. for his post I want to learn English because… Opens in a new tab or window., explains why film is such a good resource, and recommends some useful websites. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool.

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