Makers Club Movie.

Maker's Club big project this year is a 10 to 20 minute movie.   We will film, edit and show our movie as well as make it available for download and on youtube.  This project is a long and difficult one that will have many parts over the next several weeks. 

December Pre-production: we will meet on the 9th and 16th.These meetings are for young people interested in writing the script,designing the props and working on learning to edit video. It is open to 5th grade and up.  

January Auditions, rehearsal and pre-production. 
Meetings the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.  We may also have additional rehearsals as we near filming. 
Parts are open to any student of any age. As there are lots of parts we will be filming. 

February principal photography Days and times will be announced as we near.  We will need to film some days other then just Tuesdays.  
Meetings on 3rd 10th 17th and 24th plus other days and times as needed. 

March  Finish photography and start editing.  This is open to 5th grade and up who were part of the pre-production team. 
Meetings the 3rd 10th 17th and 24th.  No meeting on the 31st. 


There are at least two days we will be filming away from the school where parents will need to be present.  

There are days when we will be filming group scenes where we will need more then just our regular cast.  More will come out about that later.

There is no charge for December Makers club if you are interested please fill out this form 

Thanks 

Glenn Gass
OLPH Makers Club

Lord, help me use the talents You have provided to create works to Your glory. Teach me that I might share my works and all my abilities with those that are willing to learn. -The Makers Prayer

No November meetings,

Its my sad duty to report that makers club will not happen in November.  Between my work and the PLC schedule we won't be able to make it happen this year.  I think Cooking is cursed.  We will be back in December for making the props and sets for our video.  S
ome of the things we will make in December are a British police box, robot dog, laser guns, a room covered in paper plates and various book themed Halloween costumes.




 So if you have a  British police box, robot dog, or book themed Halloween costumes you could donate to our project i'd love to have it.


Our video will be a combination of preset script and improve (call it pretend plus) using the Commedia dell'Arte style of preset charactes that can be played by any of the actors.  We will use a couple of elements that will cover all the lead characters so as it changes through the kids we will have a continuity for who is what part.  Ie I need a bow tie and fez.

Razor Knives and Space Ships

Here is our Space Ship we made this week.  Of course the space cadet is inside.  I'd like to thank Lowes, Beauty and the Beast Costume Shop, East Ridge Bike Shop and Hungry Howies Pizza for providing the parts for this weeks build.
We worked on our knife skills and learned knife safety.  We  built our space ship and covered it in duck tape and aluminum foil, The widows were recycled bike tires and our nose cone was pizza boxes. Next week is another group build.  We are making a car.  Our last week is open build where the kids will get to make anything they want.

Have a great month.
November is Cooking
and December is script and props for our movie.

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Makers Club Meeting # 2. 

Sorry I didn't get a post for the first week but my pics didn't turn out so this week I got one of the students to take pics. He did a great job.  I kind of forget to take pics while we are working. 

This week we reinforced last weeks naming convention.  Bricks and plates. 
Here is a page on the conventions we are using. http://www.squidoo.com/lego-identification

We also worked on this weeks lesson bridging or how to make a Lego sandwich. Not that type of sandwich.  This is a way of making longer parts from shorter lengths of plates or bricks.  To show this process we built a fly swatter and swatted the large fly buzzing around the tables.  Me

You might notice a few older students. These are Nick, Matthew and Ema.  We are trying something new as a way to increase the participation of older Makers in the younger programs. We pay the helpers based on their grade and grade for the project. Our helpers earn $5 per session for the time they spend on the projects. I felt that it was fair to compensate the students for their help.  Without the help of the older students we would only be able to do 2 or 3 students per session. In the past we have allowed the helpers free membership to later programs for each week they had worked. Last year I wasn't able to do other programs so they didn't get to use their credit. This way even if there isn't any other programs they have been compensated for their time and effort. 
Next week brings us the larger build. We will be building a 200 piece model. This build should take the full day and reinforce what we have already learned.

Each of the students earned another 5 experience points of the 40 they need to participate in the big build.   Next weeks project is worth 25.  We will have more on how experience points are used later in the year. 
Please remember to bring a snack for each student.  Its a long way from lunch to 5:00 and little tummies get rumbly by the end of the day. 

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 Finger by Jack Summit.  My person Favorite of all the Pics.
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 Can I get a picture please guys.
 No really just one Pic
 Maybe if everyone stops.
 Nick can you get in the pic.
 The other way please Nick
 Did anyone see where Nick went?
 Ok you found Nick can you look at me.
 I ment everyone.
We will try again next week.  See you then.