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KS1/2 Literacy - Reading Film at KS1: Dangle



An opportunity to view the short, live-action film Dangle, and to find out from writer/director Phil Traill about the making of the film.

Phil reveals where the idea for the film came from, and how the script evolved. He also describes the process of creating a storyboard and the decisions behind the use of different camera shots, such as close-ups, mid-shots and wide shots.

Sound plays a very important role in Dangle, though there is no dialogue and no music. The film also features some clever special effects; notably, making it look as though the sun can be turned on and off via a rope hanging down from the sky.

Published : Nov 2007

15 mins


Primary Pupil


Primary English

Media & moving image

Whole School Issues

Primary Media Literacy


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