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An animation featuring Predator X, the enormous carnivore of the deep. Predator X is shown swimming near the surface of the ocean. We see close-ups of its eye, mouth and teeth before it dives to the bottom in pursuit of its prey.
This clip is from:
Planet Dinosaur
First broadcast:
8 February 2012

Classroom Ideas

Children could use this narration-free clip to compose a menacing soundtrack to be put to it akin to the old silent movies. Music could be transcribed on a graphic score using dino-related symbols. Children could also be asked to describe aspects of the dinosaur’s movement or setting using sound; a much shorter task which could lead into the full composition and would enable them to experiment with a range of instruments.