Fís filming

We have been busy putting the finishing touches to our Fís (film in schools) film using Green Screen technology. Spoiler Alert – its involves a granny on a quad-bike. A huge thank you to Tadhg (Muirís, Kelly Ann and Jack’s Dad) for bringing his quad bike to the school at very short notice.

 

F.I.S. filming

We have been very busy filming our latest F.I.S.  (Films in Schools) using green Screen technology. There is no need for a “Spoiler Alert” we have been careful not to give the plot away with this post – you will just have to wait for the film release! As always it’s a huge pleasure to work with Victor Hayes of Dunmanway S.C.P. Victor takes the children’s ideas and creates a movie with no budget, using a standard camcorder, whatever props we can find, limited time but a huge film making talent and year after year produces the most wonderful movies.

 

Fís Filming

The children have been really busy working on the script, story-boarding, learning lines and sourcing costumes for our latest F.I.S.  Film and now its finally time for LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION. This year we will be using a green screen for the first time. For these scenes our young actors will be acting without scenery and the Director will play a vital role. The children are really interested in how this technology works and can’t wait to see the finished footage. Many thanks to Victor Hayes from the Dunmanway S.C.P. for all his help with the film.

The FÍS Film Project  encourages creativity and imagination among children and their teachers in Irish primary schools. This highly successful film project explores film as a medium of expression in relation to the arts, and introduces children to many aspects of the film-making process.

 

Christmas Variety Performance

We had a highly entertaining afternoon watching the Christmas Variety Show. The children sang a medley of Christmas songs and performed Christmas tunes. The younger children enjoyed singing “Has anyone seen Santa  and the older children performed “Christmas Chaos” a play they had written themselves.

 

 

 

Aladdin

We had a great time at the pantomime Aladdin in The Cork Opera House. This years show involved fantastic set design, wonderful costumes and a live band. The cast of characters – Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Wishee Washee, Abanazar, The Genie, and of course the grand dame Nanny Nellie enthralled the children. Pantomime is all about audience participation and the children really enjoyed singing along with hits both old and new as well as the usual pantomime catch phrases.

Aladdin

We are really looking forward to our visit to Aladdin in Cork Opera House. This pantomime is jam packed with magnificent scenery, live music, dance moves, comedy skits and special effects. The bus will leave at 9.10 a.m. sharp on Thursday – Oooh yes it will!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

 

 

All classes had a marvellous day in the Cork Opera House to see  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was jam packed with magnificent scenery, costumes, live music, spectacular dance routines, comedy capers and the magical special effects we’ve come to know and love!

We enjoyed seeing seven friendly and funny dwarfs, a magical mirror, a handsome Prince, a beautiful Princess, hilarious comedy capers from Nanny Nellie and Muddles and plenty of audience participation.

Film in Schools

This years film is called “School of Duty – Teacher Warfare”.
It won an award for Best Original Screenplay at the recent FIS Day in the Teachers Centre,
Dunmanway.
Parents got a chance to view it at our Celebration/Graduation night.

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West Cork Education Centre FÍS Film Festival

We attended the annual FÍS Film Festival in the West Cork Education Centre yesterday.   This ‘Oscars’ event showcased a fantastic range of entertaining films.

We were delighted that our film “School of Duty – Teacher Warfare” won a prize for Original Screenplay.  Parents will have an opportunity to view it during Graduation Night.

Here are a few links to previous award winning films :