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The Piano by Aidan Gibbons: An Audio Commentary

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 22, 2010

Over the past few weeks, we have been working on “The Piano” by Aidan Gibbons.

We have looked at how the film uses Setting, Sound, Sequence, Story and Symbols to tell it’s story without words.

The children have written description, speech, narrative and captions for a range of Key Moments throughout the animation. They have even used the video as inspiration for Artwork, when we painted different scenes.

The last part of the unit was to record a DVD-style commentary for the animation, using the ‘Record Narration’ feature in PowerPoint.

This commentary should encompass much of the elements that we had worked on across the unit. Trying to achieve maximum impact in just 2 or 3 really effective sentences for each Screen shot.

Having written a storyboard style script, the children used microphones to record their DVD Commentary into PowerPoint.

Here are a selection of the work they have produced:

The Piano AM

The Piano PD

The Piano AB

The Piano LF

I was really impressed with the quality of the writing.

What do you think?

Let us know in a comment.

Mr W.

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5 Responses to “The Piano by Aidan Gibbons: An Audio Commentary”

  1. Tanisha said

    I like the poem because it’s nice to watch.

  2. Juvenilles said

    This is a song which really gets to you, it is beautiful.

  3. Adi said

    I can see how much work you have put in to this and I like the different abilities that you have shown on here.
    Well done Mr. W.

  4. Mr Holland said

    Thank you for sharing this online. My class and I really enjoyed looking at your wonderful powerpoint presentations.

    We are just beginning a unit of work on The Piano and this has got us all excited!

    • Mr W. said

      Really pleased that you liked them.
      The children got loads out of the unit – it really inspired their writing!

      Mr W.

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