A short film comedy horror!
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In this amateur comedy film a man buys a new lawnmower which has a mind of its own and goes mad in the garden.
Questions & Activities
- How did the filmmaker make the mower fly?
- What kind of film does this remind you of?
- How does the film try to generate 'suspense'?
Media Studies: Use stop-frame animation (pixilation) to make ordinary objects move.
Media Studies: Compare and contrast with work of Scottish animator Norman McLaren, especially 'Neighbours'.
Music: Experiment with different soundtracks that could be applied to this film.
Media Studies: Make a very short trailer in different genres (comedy, horror etc).
Media Studies: Identify different types of shots and narration e.g. close ups, point of view, cut aways.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|Genre||Amateur, Comedy, Horror, Fiction|
|School Subject||Media Studies, Music, Expressive Arts, English|
|Who||Frank Marshall (director)|
|Attributes||Black and White, Silent|