Friday, June 30, 2006

The very bad blogger

OK, I don't want to make excuses, but I have been very busy this month with lots of projects that I really couldn't talk about until now.

Anyhow, I've just got back from Hull last night after spending a fantastic week working with the BBC and Bicknell Primary School helping year 4 pupils animate Eric Carle's wonderful book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", and record dialogue tracks in several languages.

It's been wonderful working with BBC learnXpress over the last year and in many ways this project feels like the result of a growing realization of how successfully we can use animation as a fun aid to learning. Being able to use such a classic piece of modern children’s literature has been, of course, amazing. We screened the first few language versions to the children yesterday and I hope to be able to give more good news and links to the creation of this project very soon, so stay tuned for developments! In the meantime, here's the official link to Eric Carle's web site, a legendy hero of mine and children everywhere.