Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2nd BATXILLERAT - Edward Gorey

Here's one of my latest findings. Believe me, as a book illustrator, Edward Gorey was a great artist. You can find out more about him at the Edward Gorey House.

The Gashlycrump Tinies is the first book I saw. A dark morality alphabet. Every letter is illustrated by a child's misfortune.

Now, watch the presentation below. Your comment this time must have two parts:
1. General comment. Did you like the presentation?
2. Discuss two of the stories. One must be the most beautiful and the other must be the saddest.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

2nd BATXILLERAT - Food for thought

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want... The fourth is freedom from fear."

(Franklin D. Roosvelt, Message to Congress, 6 January 1941, in
Public Papers vol 9)

ASSIGNMENT for the oral exam Fri, March 4th:
1. Choose one of these 4 rights and find arguments to support it. Use expressions like: Roosvelt said that..., In my opinion..., I (don't) agree with..., He is (not) right when he says that...
2. Learn the quotation by heart.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Stop motion project

See some examples of "Stop motion" animation. The sensation of movement is achieved when you see a sequence of 24 images per second. See some examples here...

... and some more here. Enjoy.