Gift, The — Julio Pot, 2014
In this heart-warming animation, we follow the story of a couple in love and their ups the downs. When he gives her a piece of himself, she cherishes this gift – even after they break up. ‘The Gift’ reminds us that the giving and receiving of love is the most special gift there is.
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- Clip Details
- Watch up until 01:34. Pause it and ask the class what they think is going to happen next.
- What does the sphere symbolise? Why do you think its represented by a blue sphere?
- This animation uses a limited colour palate. What impact does this have?
- What do we see that tells us that her feelings might have started to change towards him?
- Listen to the soundtrack. How does it change as the film goes on? What information does this give us?
- There is no dialogue in this film. In what ways is the emotions of the characters conveyed?
- What happens to the colours as we approach 03:08? What is this showing us?
- Discuss what a healthy relationship looks like and an unhealthy relationship. Create two spider diagrams with your thoughts.
- Discuss the impact staying in a relationship you are not happy in might have on a person. How do you think it would affect the other person in the relationship too?
- If you were in a relationship you were not happy with and needed to talk, where/who could you go to for advice? Share your thoughts with the class.
- What do you do to cheer yourself up? Can you share three top tips?
- Does this story remind you of any other story that you can think of? What are the similarities you see?
- Why do you think she wanted to keep a piece of his sphere even after they had broken up?
- Come up with a new title for the film. Why did you choose this?
- Write a short story based on an emotion we might all feel at one time. What are the ups and downs of this emotion?
- Create your own stop motion animation to bring your short story in the above task to life.
- Make a dramatic trailer for the film. You can edit the film as you wish and add a voiceover and soundtrack.
- Screen shot key moments from the film and turn this into a comic strip. Add thought and speech bubbles.
- Design a thank you card for someone special to you. Tell them why they are special and remind them how much you appreciate them.
- Write a script to go along with the film. Have you and a classmate act it out.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
- Create a poster showing what a healthy relationship looks like.
- Research what chemically happens to you when you are in love, feeling sad or happy. Make a poster that displays your findings.
|Year of Production||2014|
|Genre||Romance, Drama, Animation|
|Curriculum Areas||Expressive Arts, Modern Languages, Literacy and English|
|Country of Origin||Chile|
|Medium / Content||2D Animation, Fiction, Colour, Sound, No Dialogue|
|Themes||Feelings, Relationships, Communication, Creative Expression|
|Age Group||P5-P7, S1-S3|