The first of two days at Courtney Primary School, South Gloucestershire
Today was a fun day spent exploring some of the visual literacy ideas with the staff. Tomorrow will be the chance to wander through the world of words with the children of the school.
We spent some time, today, thinking about the effect that a soundtrack has on how we feel within a game environment, film or radio play. I love the comment, by Jim Carrey, that “The trouble with real life is that there’s no danger music”.
Actually, when it comes to composing a soundtrack, I really like Sir Thomas Beecham’s wise words when he says that “There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between”.
Good job, sometimes, as the cacophony we create in our soundtrack sessions often starts and finishes with style. It is laughter that can distract from a masterpiece.
We’ll tackle a bit of creative noises with the children tomorrow.
Well done, and thank you to Keith Ledbury and colleagues, for a really enjoyable visit.
Category: 1) Events and Training days