At the beginning of the term we started to make potato people with our teacher Mrs Agnew after we read a book called the “Potato People” and she showed us a box of really scary, freaky, nasty looking ancient potatoes. They had long roots and looked like aliens.
My first potato was a regular boy but then I changed it to a king with purple material, glue, glitter, googly eyes and toothpicks. It was fun being creative and making the potato come alive as a person.
A week later we used our ipads to make a tiny stop motion movie to practice how we were going to create the movie we were going to do for the Manaiakalani. film festival. There was a Director, Editor, Scene manager and camera person and we all had turns to do each job.
After that week we started to do backgrounds for our movie story. We all voted which background we wanted to work on. I chose outside of the castle. My group was doing a party for the princess. We made turrets, flags and blew up balloons for the party. We painted the castle (which was our old class puppet theatre.)
The Characters in the movie were the king, queen, princess, princess’ friend, and spies. We also used the very old potatoes as the aliens and the old box became the UFO. I thought it would be easy to make the movie but it was kinda hard because we needed heaps of help from Ms Toland. In the story the princess is talking to a friend about her coronation and how scared she is. The princess gets kidnapped by aliens and gets taken to their evil layer in outer space. In the end the spies manage to rescue her and take her back to her kingdom.
It will be interesting to see our movie on the big screen and I’m looking forward to it along with my classmates.