Monday, 8 February 2016

Z Makes his First Movie

Z loves to write stories. He has a notebook full of adventures starring himself and his friends and he once talked about becoming an author when he grows up. It's really lovely to see him scribbling furiously as it reminds me of myself when I was his age. Even now, I love to write but I just don't have as much time as I'd like.

With the wonder that is technology, Z also loves to create videos on his tablet. Mostly he likes to film Minecraft tutorials and he and Miss C are forever watching them on YouTube to get ideas for their own creations. So when I got an email asking if we'd like to create a Lego themed movie, I knew that Z would love to take on the challenge.

This Lego Movie challenge is to celebrate the Lego Brick Flicks Exhibition which arrived at the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow on 5th February and will be there until April 17th. If you live nearby and manage to pop in, you'll be able to see real life movie scenes made completely from Lego! Some of the scenes include The Godfather, West Side Story, Wayne's World and The Wizard of Oz. I'm hoping we can make a trip soon to check it out!

Z received some Star Wars themed Lego sets, his own choosing, and set to work on creating a script. He wanted to do it all himself which I thought was fantastic and he enlisted the help of Husband to film and create the sound effects. They had so much fun together and when I started editing the video, I couldn't help but laugh at what they had come up with. It isn't the most amazing movie ever created but I think they did a pretty good job.

You can download the Lego Movie app to make your own Lego movies but we just used our own camera and video editing software. Have a watch below and let us know what you think...

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