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Class 5 – Magical Movies

Firstly, a big welcome back to Class 5!
I hope you all had a wonderful Half Term in the glorious sunshine!

 

Today we started our exciting new topic… Magical Movies!

In our History lesson we learnt all about the very first motion picture. The ‘Arrival of a Train at Ciotat’ was shown in 1895 at the Grand Cafe in Paris’ Boulevard de Capucines on 28th December and was created by two brothers;  Auguste and Louis Lumière. We thought about how excited the audience must have been to be the first ever people to watch this moving picture. 

The motion picture was shown using a cinematograph and is considered to be the first ever horror picture because it is said that as the Paris spectators watched the train chug toward the screen, they believed it was about to crash out of the frame and into the auditorium, and ran out screaming. We imagined what it would have been like with some people trying to leave or hiding behind the seat in front!

True or not, the story indicates the power the movies would have over their audience. We noticed that the film had no dialogue. We found out that the sound had been added after the 50 second film had been recorded. It was also in black and white! We reflected on how far technology has advanced since 1895! After learning so much we wrote some diary entries imagining that we were at the very first screening of a motion picture. We can’t wait to learn more about this exciting topic!

4 comments on “Class 5 – Magical Movies

  1. Elisa🤩 says:

    We had loads of fun watching the “motion picture” 2 days ago and we learnt loads!
    Did you know that the first motion picture ever invented was made on the 28th of December 1895? And was first shown in the Grand Cafe in Paris, the film was made by two French brothers, called Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
    The motion picture was a train coming towards the camera at a railway station. People say when the people first saw this, they thought the train was going to crash into them, and so they ran away.
    “Movie” comes from the old word “Motion picture” and they only started using the word “movie” later on. It was first named a “motion picture”.

    Two days ago, we wrote a diary pretending to be one of the first people to watch the first moving picture. At first, people might have been confused or shocked or even sceptical that moving pictures had even been invented yet. They could also be excited or thrilled.
    —- Elisa —-

  2. Miss Lee says:

    Wow! I am so impressed that you managed to remember lots of the information we learnt in class, well done Elisa! I hope you are enjoying our topic so far!

  3. I really loved our topic of magical movies!
    The first motion picture was a train coming towards the camera at a railway station. When the people first saw this, they thought the train was going to crash into them, and so they ran away. As this was the first motion picture ever invented in 28th of December 1895 at the Grand Cafe, I wanted to have a background of the train moving. I would’ve used a green screen; however I chose to have the set up of Madagascar. BTW this is for the creative curriculum from last week. I really enjoyed making the scene.
    Thank you for organizing amazing activities such as this box. I can’t wait to finish off script. I am doing an adventure and thriller movie. As Elisa said, “Movie” comes from the old word “Motion picture” and they only started using the word “movie” later on. anyway it will be about three girls and one goes missing. Two others become spies or detectors and try and find them they’re missing friend. Do you know if they will succeed. I hope you feel the inner scare of my movie!

    I love writing the diary of how you felt when you watch the movie and it was lovely to have like these tickets it was exciting and at first I have no idea what’s going on and do you have an I was like of it a bit spectacle a way because I think that’s the first movie is really precious anyway it was really fun writing the diary and I wonder if people actually did rights and the doors about that if they had those.

    Goodbye!
    I hope you like my comments!
    Thanks again!

  4. Nina Y5 (´・ω・`) says:

    This was super fun day !! I loved learning about the past in movies and watching the first ever motion picture i still think it was silly they ran away but since they never saw one before it makes sense .( Take note that this may be fake they are not sure if this actually happened but some people say it did )

    I also enjoyed writing the diary entry of how you felt being invited to the first ever motion picture it was very fun . The people who were invited must have felt very special and excited . I really enjoyed writing scripts ( even though i was totally out of ideas for the first 10 minutes ) and i can’t can’t can’t can’t can’t wait to choose a script and film it. I am sure it will be super
    fun .

    Nina

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