CBBC me and my movie workshops
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Open Centre and Lounge turns into a hub for film making over the summer. Nearly 100 children aged between seven and 14 will learn how to devise, script, shoot and edit their own two minute films.
CBBC and Blue Peter earlier this summer launched the CBBC me and my movie project. The project has been set up to help children aged between seven and 14 to make their own film.
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Open Centre and Open Lounge are two of 19 training bases across the country, and will train nearly 100 kids by the end of the summer holidays.
The CBBC me and my movie experience will include learning about film genres, the types of shots that are used and how to use basic film making equipment.
After learning the basics they take up their 'film-in-a-day' challenge. Given a particular genre and a bag full of props, they have to devise their film, create a shot list, script and allocate the acting roles. This is soon followed by going out on location where the acting, camera work, sound operation, directing is all carried out by the six person teams in rotation.
After a quick lunch break, they move on to the edit, watching back the rough version of their films and have to tidy up the beginning and end of each scene, adding titles, credits and sound effects. By teatime they have a short film made in a day.
This page will show the films that have been made over the summer.
Teen Biscuits present 'Caught red handed'
A crime drama where a man goes missing, later found dead and the search is on to find the culprit.
Made by Amy, David, Jordan, Katrina, Nicole and Poppy. CBBC me and my movie, workshop (Coventry) 24 July 2007.
The Ghost Town of Nuneaton
Made by Liam, Raadhiyah, Eleanor, Orin and Daniel. CBBC me and my movie workshop (Nuneaton), 24 July 2007.
The Story of Mr. C.L. UMSY
A comedy about Mr. C.L. UMSY and his search for his perfect job.
Made by Laurence, Amy, Ruby, James, Rosie and Leon. CBBC me and my movie workshop (Coventry), 14 August 2007.
The Haunted Library
A forbidden book borrowed from the library opens up a world of horror for Sally and her cat.
Made by Lorna, Naomi, Harry, Elliot and Katie. CBBC me and my movie workshop (Nuneaton), 14 August 2007.
A spooky story about a man who is haunted by the number 666, not everything is as it seems as he types the number into a telephone box and is transported somewhere he doesn't recognise.
Made by Maddy, Sophie, Fred, Stan and Sam. CBBC me and my movie workshop (Coventry), 15 August 2007.
A spooky horror film where a man is knocked out and taken hostage. A detective is soon on the case and helps to free him but it is not thanks she receives!
Made by Adam, Morgan, Jordan, Carla and Joshua. CBBC me and my movie workshop (Coventry), 16 August 2007.
Two hungry vampires awake from a long sleep... but when they mess with the Pie Eater they get more than they bargained for!! Comedy/Horror
Made by Kelly, Amber, Genevieve and Kiana. CBBC me and my movie workshop (Coventry), 16 August 2007.
The Curse of the Zombie Headteacher
Children start disappearing when the headteacher of Deathwood Primary School comes under the control of the Zombie Master. But when a pupil enlists the help of Detective C. Lever, it becomes a case of survival of the scariest. Horror
Made by Robin, Richard, Ben, Lawrence and Joe. CBBC me and my movie workshop (Coventry), 16 August 2007.
last updated: 17/10/07