Mr Fellâ€™s talk to Years 4 & 6 Mr Fell, who is a parent at the school and renowned for the animated films that he has produced, gave very generously of his time on two separate occasions to talk to both Years 4 and 6. The children listened avidly as Mr Fell took them through the life of an animated film from its inception to the final product in the cinemas. They were fascinated to see the detailed drawings required of characters and of sets before constructing the real thing and to learn that the puppets used in ParaNorman (in particular Norman) took 3 months to build - and had hundreds of faces made to enable him to change expression. Maddy M (6L) was particularly awestruck by the entire process involved in animated film-making and now has huge respect for film directors. Calum (6L) loved seeing the people who do the voice-overs in action and was intrigued to see their facial expressions as the actors totally immersed themselves in the characters. Rory (6B) loved seeing the actual puppets used in the film and was amazed at how small they were in reality. Overall, it was a truly inspirational talk and as Emilia (6L): said â€œIt amazed me that a man who is known world-wide and is so talented can be so down to earth, gentle and humble. I absolutely loved his visit and learnt so muchâ€?. We would like to say a tremendous thank you to Mr Fell and his wife for the wonderful learning experience.
132 Issue Friday 17th May 2013.