Sunday, November 2, 2008

Myths and Legends - Beowulf

As part of our English work, we are looking at Myths and Legends. We had to choose one to develop and then produce an animation to go with it. We wrote our script for the animation and planned what was going to happen. We then had to read out our narration. The animation was produced on a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Windows Movie Maker.

Here is our Myths and Legends Script :-

Beowulf

Once, a long time ago, there was a king named Hrothgar and his mead hall called Heorot. But Heorot wasn’t like any other mead hall. It was haunted, by a hideous monster named Grendel. Grendel would come every night and start slaughtering the men inside. This story was heard by Beowulf. A mighty warrior of many deeds. When Beowulf arrived a party was thrown in his honour. But it soon was ruined as Grendel started smashing through the ceiling and screams were heard everywhere. Beowulf stood up and the fight began. Grendel and Beowulf started hacking and slashing at each other. Blood oozing from the many wounds scattered upon them. But then all of a sudden Beowulf grasped Grendel’s arm with both hands and wrenched it off of his shoulder. Grendel had been beaten and left to die. And Beowulf hung Grendel’s arm in the mead hall to remind him and everybody else of the day that he beat Grendel. King Hrothgar was so grateful that he offered that in his death Beowulf would be king. Beowulf slept with a smile on his face. Death surrounded him. Had Grendel not been killed? No, this was the work of Grendel’s mother. An even more fierce version of Grendel. Could Beowulf beat Grendel’s mother? Could he save the day once again?


Here is our animation :-

13 comments:

Manaiakalani said...

Congratulations boys for your animation. We enjoyed showing it at the film festival and you could tell from the crowds reaction that people really liked it. Thanks for all your hard work on this.
Mrs Burt

pesroom10 said...

A great job on your movie about Beowulf boys! I've seen the movie and your version of it was amazing to watch. Keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing more of your work online.

Miss Lavakula

henry said...

Wow guys that was a really cool movie.I like those monsters they were cool and mean.That guy on family guy is crack up.

spxroom6 said...

hey tamaki...

your short movie was really great. your animation was really funny and we all enjoyed it watching it. you all have put hard work into this short film. see you all on the next festival.

St Pius X school
Room 6

Etta Mauina room16 said...

Congratulation boys for your animation.We really enjoyed your guys movie it was so so cooooooo!**********

Caleb said...

Great movie tamaki English-9rni
your movie was really cool.
congratulations.

Coltrane said...

Great movie Tamaki. I enjoyed your movie. That was funny when Peter Griffn was fighting Grendal.

Daniel Yr 6 said...

Wow that was a great movie boys congratulations on your animations . I hope you boys make another movie like this one. Have a good day great movie from Daniel

Daniel Yr 6 said...

Wow that was a great movie boys congratulations on your animations . I hope you boys make another movie like this one. Have a good day great movie from Daniel

Mrs Lagitupu said...

Hey Tamaki boys group

Thanks for the cool movie. The year 6's at PES enjoyed watching it when we got back from camp.

This is one of the movies that all the boys in our class (Room 18) enjoy watching over and over again. Well done.

nathaniel said...

I liked the moive about how beowolf slayed the dragon and had funny pictures.





NATHANIEL MORRISSEY

Stanley said...

Hi my name is Stanley i like how you guys used specific characters in the movie it was awsome.

raymond said...

I like your animation. And how you added family guy.