Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Once again we're off to Hoyts Sylvia Park for the Manaiakalani Film Festival. However unlike previous years Miss Walters decided she wanted her class to enter a movie. We all struggled to come up with an idea until a trip to the school library one Monday morning changed everything.

We really enjoyed the story Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae which sparked a lot of discussion around different emotions, being inclusive and how there are so many different styles of dance. This got us thinking about turning the story into a movie. During our Literacy time we started to practice retelling the story and work out how we could include everyone in the process from the script to the animating. 

We had so much fun making our movie and hope you enjoy it. 

Press 'play' to check out our movie!

A Room 11 Tale from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.


  1. I like yours Room 11 because you used expression.Thank you Pt England School.

  2. Hi Room 11,
    I thoroughly enjoye watching your movie. I liked the graphics because they were so detailed and bright too. The funniest part was when you were all dancing at the end to the song. Thank you for sharing your movie with us.

    From Miss Lavakula

  3. Hi Room 11 I love that story too. I have a copy of that book and read it all the time to my daughter Poppy. I'm going to show her your movie and I think she'll love it. Your graphics were amazing and it was good to see you all breaking out your dance moves.

    From Ms Mackinlay

  4. Bravissimo Room 11, I thoroughly enjoyed your movie. The graphics were spectacular and worked incredibly well with the story. Your choice of dance music was spot on and really made me smile. Thanks for working so hard to create and share this great video with the rest of us.

  5. Hi Room 11

    love your movie and your right, you do have a type of musics that you dance best to. You just have to wait. Was it cool making your moive?

    Keep up the good work

  6. Hi Room 11,

    I LOVED your super gorgeous movie. Giraffes Can't Dance is possibly my most favouritest story of all time! Your animations were super, your reading beautiful and your dancing AMAZING! I especially liked that little guy in the flash as glasses ;-)
    Well done team

  7. Hi Room 11,

    I really liked watching your film especially when this Movie is a animation. I am so excited for next year's films. From Sonya, Saint Pius X school, Rm 3 Yr 5:)

  8. Hi Room 11,

    I like your story too. I really like your super gorgeous movie.
    So keep it up, and you guys can go and check our movies called "Three words".

  9. I really enjoyed your movie Room 11! You did really well with your first movie. I bet it was cool to see yourselves on the big screen. The thing that I liked heaps was all of you dancing at the end, it was awesome to watch! I am really looking forward to your next movie:-)

  10. wow that was pretty funny you even made animation I have to go

    bye see you soon

  11. Wow that a good teacher,
    I love it and good job.
    Keep it up and never let your teacher down

  12. What Talented people you guys are. I really liked it when you drawed pictures of animals and you made them dance, also I liked it when you guys came up and danced in front of the camera. Wow done for the teacher who was reading the book very clearly keep the good work up and never give up

    Hey you guys should come and check out our video that rooom three made from spx it is named Three Words Hop you enjoy it.

    1. hi room 11 we really enjoyed your movie bacause we saw the lions do the togo.By Anahera/Mya

  13. You all can dance! Looks like you were having heaps of fun. Loved Shelford's moves. Can't wait to visit the class again Kay (Westbridge)

  14. Wow! Room 11 I really love your movie. I like how you all dance and I
    also like the drawing its really creative. Good job all of you.


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