14 février 2012
Happy St Valentine's Day !
"Invention of Love" was created in 2009/2010 by Andrey Shushkof : it was his diploma animated short film :
He had started his film school in Saint-Petersburg University of Culture and Arts, where he studied directing, photography and scriptwriting. He then "fell in love with animation and started to work as a freelance photographer"
3 avril 2011
A couple of pencil-outlined birds escape from a little girl´s drawing and lead us through the life she dreams of...
The little girl's dreams are tinged with romance and unveil an ideal world full with clichés... Still, the short animation is quite nice : a pretty graphism and its quietening music give it a relaxing pace :-)
3 avril 2011
Remember the >>> a nimated clip on "procrastination" ?
Compare it with the clip below :
Focus on the video clip voice sound : contrast the author's voice with the voice in the previous clip (September 11)... What is the main difference between the two ways of speaking ? What effect does it have on you ? Do you think the author made it on purpose (why) ? Do you enjoy it ? Why/why not ?
2 mars 2011
Just sit comfortably, relax... and watch this animation :
14 janvier 2011
In "Banksy sprays the Simpsons", <<
I told you about a famous British street artist who paints awesome graffiti and murals. The article also showed the introduction Banksy created for Simpsons' intro of episode 3 / season 22... You've already started working on Banksy's intro, now, here is the full Simpsons episode : "Money Bart"... I hope you'll enjoy it :o)
This episode tells Dahlia Brinkley's visit to Springfield Elementary School. Dahlia is the only Springfield Elementary graduate ever to enter an Ivy League college. This gives Lisa an inferiority complex because she is not involved in as many extracurricular activities as Dahlia was ! Therefore when the coach of Bart's Little League baseball team ("the Springfield Isotots") resigns, Lisa tries to replace him... in order to extend her curriculum.
If your Internet connexion is a bit slow, I suggest you launch the video ("play")
then "pause", until the complete video is buffered (buffering the full video
might take a few minutes)... before you play it !
buffering = mise en mémoire-tampon
27 septembre 2010
You've already watched a video
showing what procrastination is...
Let's see if you've understood the main idea :
watch this alternative video and list what the man does to procrastinate !
I'll start :
procrastination is doodling all around a blank sheet of paper...
it's sharpening one's colour pencils...
it's... [your turn !]
11 septembre 2010
Don't you know what procrastination is ?
A few examples :o)
"Sometimes the only way to get something done is
to do two dozen other things first" !
Here is the >>> transcript of the video
Worksheet >>> in process
23 juin 2010
A cool animation : this has nothing to do with English, nor
schoolwork ; maybe it's not exactly your favourite kind of music, but...
it's just for you to relax after the exams :o)
The music -"Comptine d'un autre été : l'après-midi" was composed by a French musician (Yann Tiersen), for a 2001 film : "Amélie Poulain".
25 avril 2010
video under the British Broadcasting Corporation -BBC- Embedded Application Standard Licence
21 octobre 2009
Linus blows the class rep' election...
... by telling his schoolmates about the 'Great Pumpkin' during the speech, though he aimed at becoming the class representative (= "délégué" in France). Indeed, Linus is probably the most naive character in "The Peanuts" comic strips [by Charles Schulze].
If you wish to know who 'the Great Pumpkin' is,
How come Linus started talking about a pumpkin during the election campaign ?? Well... Linus is actually crazy about 'the Great Pumpkin' -which is a character that nobody sees in "The Peanuts"... However, Linus is strongly convinced 'the Great Pumpkin' is real... and continues to search for it !
<<< Click on the photo of this pumpkins field in 'High Moon Bay'
(California) Pumpkins are one of the symbols of Hallowe'en : I will tell you more about it... soon :o)
blow (V) = to spoil, to fail, to mess up with something
schoolmates = the pupils in your school
a pumpkin = a large round vegetable (yellow or orange inside)
which grows on the ground (look at the photo !)
"How come [that]... ?" = "Why... ?" "What are the reasons for... ?"
search for (V) = to look for, to seek (irregular V)