The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
2003 - 10 minutes - 1st Grade
teacher Mathew Needleman

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This film was an experiment using digital stills from a Canon Digital Elph and putting them together to tell a story.

While web sites exist that can automatically put stills together to make a story, these images were manually put together and timing set by hand in Final Cut Pro.

Students were cut from their background using Photoshop and pasted onto background scenes to miniaturize students to the size of mice.

Students did not memorize the script. Instead they read the script as reader's theater and then acted out the story on a separate day.

Notes on Storytelling and Design

Notes on the Making of The City Mouse and the Country Mouse