Today we finished our Story of the World chapter which describes gladiators in ancient Rome, so it seemed like a good opportunity to make a stop motion film of a gladiator battle.
The children made their first mini-film using a Lego figures a while ago. They jotted down a basic outline of what was going to happen, gathered their characters and drew their scenery, and created a little video. For this video, they used the Lego movie maker app on my ipad, which is very simple to use.
This was the result:
Today, the plan was to make a short video of a number of gladiator fights. The children built an arena out of bricks, then added a Lego mini-figure crowd (including white figures for Roman senators!). They gathered the characters for a number of battles, and we were ready to go.
|Carefully moving the figures for each shot.|
My ipad wasn't functioning properly, so I set up a camera on a tripod for them to use, and we downloaded the photos and used Windows Movie Maker to put together the finished film. They added a sound track, which made me laugh out loud!
Here it is:
Lots of fun, and a memorable afternoon.