Somethin' Else uses Dick and Dom to bring books to Life
07 September 2012
Content design and creation company Somethin’ Else has been commissioned by BBC Learning to produce Bringing Books to Life, a new series of ten short films aimed at getting 7-11 year old children interested in books.
The films feature celebrities including Dick and Dom and Kieron Richardson talking about their favourite books such as George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.
Using a mix of live-action, animation and illustrations, the films bring the books to life. The celebrities read excerpts from their favourite book, sharing what it means to them while interacting with the animations on the screen.
A 2 x 30’ version of the films will be shown on BBC Two’s Learning Zone in October. The films will also be available on the BBC Learning Zone Class Clips database for use in schools.
“These films are fresh, exciting and beautifully shot,” says Katy Jones, executive producer for the BBC Learning Zone. “They manage to capture the passion and enthusiasm of the presenters for the books they are advocating. We hope that the films will help to enthuse a new generation of readers.”
Bringing Books to Life follows on from Somethin’ Else’s previous online videos for BBC Learning with Your Paintings, a series of short films (10x6’) aimed at getting children interested in art and art galleries.