Templeton C.P.

Our Animation from the 2013 Film Festival

Review
An excellent adaptation of “’I Don’t Care,’ said the Bear” by Colin Irwin. Great sets and characters with expressive voice- overs and home-made sound effects (for example, the stingray eating the bidet!). Arguably a bit repetitive and would benefit from less scenes, however, you’ve produced an inclusive, highly imaginative and well-written piece of work. Highly Commended.

Our Animations from the 2012 Film Festival

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Good models and scenery. A good quality camera would help show the attention to detail off better because you’ve got a good, original idea here linked up with the curriculum. Well performed with plenty of arctic bear facts. Well done.

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Another original idea using animation to present facts about adaptation. Curriculum-wise you’ve got a winner here – you just need a new camera to sharpen up the images! Excellent models, lovely trunk/elephant rolling animation and good performance of voice- overs. Very well done!

Our Animations from the 2011 Film Festival

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Good models and backdrop on this animation with some different shots and angles which help to engage the viewer. The lighting was very good as was the lip-sync (especially when the bull was woken up). The idea of linking animation with maths problems was inspired. Highly commended.

Review
Good pre-production and planning again linking your animation to maths (and European food!). Very good models and good humour. Part of an inclusive class project for which the school is to be commended. Two films have been entered and reviewed here, but below are all of the other – equally good -animations produced by the class. We particularly liked the idea of bringing the maths curriculum into your animations.

 

Our Animations from the 2010 Film Festival

Review
Innovative use of woodland as the set for this animation which fitted the storyline perfectly. The characters were well-made and to scale. The framing of shots, use of close-ups and correct use of dissolve transitions to show the change of locations showed good technical ability. Great script and slogan to finish. This is an effective public information film. Outstanding.

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Once again, good use of the outdoors in the opening scenes, but with a smart move to a set for the planet scene. The voice- overs were performed well (“watch out for the black hoooole!”) and the animation delivered its’ message clearly whilst being entertaining too. Well done.

Our Animations from the 2009 Film Festival


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Very good attention to detail with superb models and colourful scenery which looks great on camera. We liked the animated eyebrows and the use of 2D media when the blind man looks deep into the forest’ and sees the lion and the elephant. The voiceovers helped to tell this well-chosen story very well.

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This animation shows how the choice of a classic, simple, story results in an entertaining movie that the audience can understand and enjoy. We liked the cutting from the sun and the wind to the birds’ commentary and the idea of getting the birds to read the credits. Well done!

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Once again, the sets and models were great in this animation. Some of the voiceovers were out of sync with the mouths at times but this didn’t spoil the enjoyment of the story (which had a very unhappy ending!). Good use was made of different shots in this animation.

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The models and sets were well-made showing good attention to detail. In places the camera seems to have moved a bit in mid shot resulting in a ‘jumpy’ animation at times. However, the story was told well with good, dramatic, voiceovers.

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Once again, great models and sets and the story was told in a way that kept the interest of the audience. Beaks are great for animating when a model is talking! We especially liked the animated credits at the end – this was a highlight of the animation – a very good idea!

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Some good sets and a nice range of shots used to tell the story. The animation was a bit ‘jumpy’ in places and the lighting varied quite a bit. However, the lighting problem is common to many animations entered in this year’s festival, the only way to solve it is by using desk lamps to light the set which is sometimes difficult to manage in a busy classroom.

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Another good choice of story, this one was more difficult to follow than some of the others partly due to the fact that it was not always possible to tell who was speaking. However, we can see the hard work that has gone into this animation and we were impressed by the tracking shot going up to the mountain.

Our Animations from the 2008 Film Festival

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Excellent models and scenery. The storyline for this animation was planned well and told well too. Good use of scene changes and a variety of shots. We liked the attention to detail (for example, in the scene with the rabbits and the plant the conversation continues in the background). The end titles were also
imaginatively filmed. Commended for skilful animation.

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Again, some good scenery from this group with good use of close-ups. We liked the attention to detail in the animation. The animation could have been cut a bit tighter to move the pace of the story along. However, the story was told well – what a gruesome end for Jasmine!

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This animation had a tremendous set and we liked the overground/underground shots and use of close-ups. The model of the mole was looking a bit worn out by the end of the animation. However, the story was very well told by the animators.

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Once again, some good set design and a variety of shots which add interest for the viewer. We thought the message was a bit of a harsh one! We liked the animation of the explosion at the end which was technically difficult and effective.

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An old story told well in a contemporary setting. Good use of close-ups and cutaways. We liked the use of tissue paper as the sea in the beach scenes. The voiceovers were a bit distorted in places – don’t get too close to the microphone!

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Good scenery plus a concise piece of storytelling which wasn’t over-long. This animation shows how you can use close-ups to explain what is happening in the story (e.g. the close-up of the ‘kick me’ sign). We liked the bit with the boot and the original animated titles at the end.

Our Animations from the 2007 Film Festival

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Gorgeous models and a simple set which looked effective on screen. We liked the sense of off-screen space created when the leaf fell down and the detail in the animation of the mouths when the characters were speaking. The script was well-written and performed with expression. An excellent animation!

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Re-telling an existing story through animation is always a good idea because you already have a structure to build your anima- tion around – then you can concentrate on how you tell the story. This group have done a great job with a superb set and models. We liked the addition of a narrator and the variety of shots. Entertaining performances with a funny ending.

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A brilliant set and wonderful models with clear features. We liked the use of vegetation in the garden scene and the way you used mid-shots to get more definition. Your animation showed great attention to detail – blinking eyes, variation in the mouths and good use of toy furniture in the background. Another good script performed with expressive voice-overs.

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Another great set with good models and attention to detail. The troll could have appeared with only a sound effect and been just as effective! However, when he appeared his voice was excellent! We liked the use of close-ups and different angles, and the use of blue tissue paper for the water was very effective. Yet another good performance in Welsh – an original way to develop bilingualism in the classroom.

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