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This was my entry for the TMUnderground ‘Without Words’ short movie contest. The theme was to produce a movie without use of spoken language. The movie I submitted is based on an old Japanese folklore that suggested in ages past and when times were hard, the old people in a village would volunteer to sacrifice their lives for the sake of the young. Usually, the oldest son would carry or escort their mother or father high into the winter mountains and leave them there to die.

Very happy to say this received first place in the TMU Without Words Contest.

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Second in the Pocket History series. The incredible survival story of Ernest Shackleton and his 27 crew stranded on the Antarctic ice for 2 years after the crushing of their ship, Endurance. This video is based on journals from the expedition written at the time of the abandonment of the vessel, and takes the form of four diary entries outlining life in the Antarctic and being set adrift on the ice. It is intended for education purposes and is meant to supplement the reading of a book about the heroic adventure.

The silent version of this film took first place in the ‘Stars and Storms 2013’ silent movie competition.

The link below will take you to a PDF comic version of the Endurance movie.

Endurance Comic

I have recently started selling lessons and materials connected with my videos on the website TeachersPayTeachers. The lesson for this consists of a listening quiz, vocabulary exercise, reading and writing extension materials and a graphic comic. If you are interested in this lesson as an ESL or Social Studies resource, please view my store by clicking on the link below.

Kindergarten, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Adult Education - TeachersPayTeachers.com

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A new series I am creating for students of ESL and or literature, introducing classic stories in a short machinima movie. They will mostly consist of key scenes from the book put into movie form and will occasionally introduce the author and the process which leads to the creation of the story.

This first one is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and contains the story of the genesis of the book and one key scene from the movie. In this case the scene of the Monsters awakening.

The links below will take you to PDF comic versions of the Monster’s Awakening scene from the movie and also a part of Victor’s story..

Delighted to say this was a Jury nominated film at Machinima Expo 6

Frankenstein

Victor’s Story

I have recently started selling lessons and materials connected with my videos on the website TeachersPayTeachers. If you are interested in this lesson as an ESL or Social Studies resource, please view my store by clicking on the link below.

Kindergarten, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Adult Education - TeachersPayTeachers.com

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This follows on soon after Hyde plunges into the Thames and the police end their search for the body. Life returns to normal for Utterson and Dr Jekyll……….or does it?

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At the end of the last episode, John Utterson together with Inspector Newcombe and his police sergeant find a hidden corridor down to a horrifying basement room. The continuation of the story has Hyde chased around the seedier parts of London until …… well, why don’t you watch the movie and find out 😉

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Made for the Moviestorm gestures competition. Got third place 🙂

A true story with names and places changed to protect the innocent. In this case…. me!

This is a Moviestorm remake of a drawn animation movie I made several years ago. You can see the original here;

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The politically incorrect Halloween version of the famous nursery rhyme.

Sing a song of suspense,
A bottle full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn’t that an evil dish,
To set upon the king?

The king was in a panic now,
Shouting for his mummy;
…… etc.

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