A suitcase full of Cinema, the CineValise kicks off its journey from the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum, heading to elementary schools all over Greece, inviting children and teachers to grasp the history and the magic of cinema, through fun-filled activities and creative games.
We open up the CineValise and run through the history of cinema: starting from the afterimage, the human ability to capture the images passing before our eyes, all the way to the illusion of movement created by the mechanical visual games of the 18th and the 19th century. Through the thaumatrope, the zoetrope, the stereoscope, the praxinoscope, we take a glance at the forerunners of today’s animation.
We open up the CineValise once again to pull out “Film Duels”, a fascinating board game. The rules are quite simple: We choose our favorite movie and we sit back and enjoy it, engaging on an adventurous battle. We split up in teams, taking up the challenge of answering movie-themed questions pertaining to the characters, the screenplay, the location, the camera, the sounds and the colors!
“Film Dules” pass on the torch to the production stage, as we explore the Zu3d animation set (animation kit software), full of fine thingies, delving into the adventurous world of animation. We write the script, we shape our own characters out of play dough or clay, we experiment with the visual (green screen) and sound effects techniques. We take delight into our self-made animation!