Between us, we've taught the English module based upon 'The Piano' since it was added to the English curriculum. Every year we've been amazed by the writing it produces.
We've not written about our work with 'The Piano' before as we were a little unsure about its copyright status. However, in October 2015 Aidan Gibbons, who made the short, told us "it's a free for all".
So, here's what we've got to share...
- First of all, just listen to the sound track. What do the children think the film might be like?
- Watch the film through and collect responses via a Google Form.
- Carry out a film review:
- On a tablet, take screen captures and make memes that can be used when writing about the film.
- We edited the original animation. Does the order of the scenes change the narrative?
- We've played the film with a Yakety Sax soundtrack and a Ludovico Einaudi soundtrack instead of the original, as well as playing it with the sound off to show how much the sound track impacts. We can't share those here as we don't have copyright permission for the music.
- Some of the above resources and others can be also found here.
- If you write a voiceover, use some technology to put it onto the original film: