FIS Film Project St John of God-IT Carlow …………………………………………….


Last week the children decide to do a rom-com film genre. They also vote for the story that they prefer among all they imagine.

The story that they liked was about Wreck it Ralph. He is in a park when an alien in a flying saucer comes and makes the clouds rain. Then a chiken flies above the clouds, makes a rainbow and stops the rain. The imagined end would be that Wreck it Ralph and the chicken become best friend or lovers.

The idea behind this story is that we can helph them to create a script with it, by making parallels. For example, Wreck it Ralph symbolizes a character where his physical appearence doesn’t match to who he is inside. He is an anti-hero.

We also have an imperative: we can only shoot the movie at school or in a park near the school, which means that the children will only have two kind of settings.


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1: Introduction It is a situation that introduce the character.

2: The problem 3: Events/Adventure

Different events where the character struggle in order to solve the problem. 4: Element of resolution/Solving the problem

The character found a resolution for solving the problem. 5: Climax

The highest moment in the movie, in an emotional point of view. Most of the time is when the character is solving the problem. 6: Punch line

Bring smoothely the end.





6|7: The end PROCEEDINGS :

Elements :

– Hero: The main character is an anti-hero. It could be for example a pupil who likes to do pranks and one day decides to stop.

– Aim: The aim of the movie can be on difference. Because the character is an antihero, she wants to change but the other people will continue to see her as a prankster.

– End: The happy end should be about friendship, because we can’t really do a rom-com happy ending.

– Settings: They can only shoot at shcoll and near school – a park.

With these elements, we can with the entire class try to find the main ideas for each steps of the script. Then when they agree, the class should be split in 7 groups and wil try to write a step -introduction or events…. .


Repressing the American Dream

Dreams always win in the end

David Boles, Blogs

There’s a new living meme I’ve been closely watching as it achingly creeps into an everyday reality because of economic compression and the new relativism of the repression of the American Dream for a growing generation of born scavengers.

I’ve been cautiously observing the new momentum of young people moving out of big cities and into small, rural, villages — or their parent’s basement — where the rent is cheap, the food is affordable, and the quality of life is quiet and unsubstantial.

At a time when these young people should be at their maximum earning potential, they are instead in “retirement mode” and collecting welfare subsidies and banking the goodwill of the generation ahead of them.  When it comes time for them to pay back the deed, they will be able to do so because they were never in the earnings game in the first place.

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Cool day today, lots of activity! plenty of choices in all. We had a great time at the project with the school today. Deciding on looking at issues on writing a script for a film. Plenty of Ideas to choose between, while looking at a variety of proposed choices.  Lecturer came to visit, and it was nice having a discussion on the film.  Looking forward to our next meeting. K