Our Films from the 2015 Film Festival
Next time you make a film try using a tripod mount for your iPad to keep the film nice and steady. You filmed your movie in one long shot, next time you could try splitting your movie up into different scenes and try some different shots – the occasional close-up for example. We like the idea behind your film, this was a great way to show the children’s understanding of how honey is made.
Y tro nesaf y byddwch yn gwneud ffilm rhowch gynnig ar ddefnyddio trybedd mount ar gyfer eich iPad i gadw’r ffilm neis ac yn gyson. Rydych yn ffilmio eich ffilm mewn un ergyd hir, y tro nesaf gallech roi cynnig hollti eich ffilm i fyny i mewn gwahanol olygfeydd a rhoi cynnig rhai ergydion gwahanol – mae’r achlysurol yn agos i fyny, er enghraifft. Rydym yn hoffi’r syniad y tu ôl i’ch ffilm, roedd hwn yn ffordd wych o ddangos dealltwriaeth y plant o sut mae mêl yn cael ei wneud.
We liked the quirky voice-over and the comparison of Skomer to Patagonia. Your camerawork was a bit shaky, mounting your camera on a tripod is always a good idea if you have one, but we liked the fact that’s this was clearly your own work. You are also not afraid to edit, you could even afford to let some of your scenes along for a bit longer, but your film was short and snappy. Well done!
Rydym yn hoffi’r od troslais a’r gymhariaeth o Sgomer i Batagonia. Eich gwaith camera oedd ychydig yn sigledig, mowntio eich camera ar drybedd bob amser yn syniad da os oes gennych un, ond rydym yn hoffi’r ffaith mai dyna oedd hyn yn amlwg yn eich gwaith eich hun. Byddwch hefyd yn ofni i olygu, gallech hyd yn oed fforddio gadael rhai o’ch golygfeydd ar hyd am ychydig yn hirach, ond mae eich ffilm yn fyr a bachog. Da iawn!
Our Animations from the 2013 Film Festival
This is an ambitious programming project – many hours of skilled work must have gone into creating this animation using Scratch. You could have added some voice-overs to help tell the story (and we have added some music for the screening) but you are to be commended for your cross-curricular use of ICT.
This film has a good script and is well-acted by the children. This would have benefitted from some closer shots and perhaps some animation of the Lego characters. However, you’ve made a bold attempt at retelling a Shakespeare classic and we have enjoyed watching your film.
Our Film from the 2007 Film Festival
Produced as a response to a similar film by children in a Moroccan school, this film is constructed, shot and edited well. Some more close-ups of the food, lesson work, more shots of the village and some interviews might have been interesting for the Moroccan children. However, this film gave an excellent impression of the school day and we liked the bilingual delivery.