We’re making a film! That’s right, I’m the next Danny Boyle (not really, I’m more like the lady who brings the sandwiches and makes sure the actors have the right hat on).
Last week we went to Tate Britain and Tate Modern with our volunteer family (and our friends from Reel Nice) to show how much fun you can have at Tate, no matter how old you are. We decided to use these amazing things called ‘Go Pro’ cameras, which you usually use to record yourself doing extreme sports like snowboarding or mountain biking. That’s right: art is extreme.
Oscar (7), Sophie (3 and a half) and Fleur (7 months) very kindly brought their parents along to take part. We started out by fitting them all with cameras.
We also made sure that you couldn’t see the chestplate when the cameras were turned on. This was achieved through the movie magic of cutting a hole in an identical t-shirt and whipping it over the top. Science!
We also added a special camera for Fleur that we like to called PramCam:
And one more camera for Sophie and Oscar to wear on their heads so we could see what they were seeing.
Then it was time to go into the gallery. We went all around Tate Britain, picking up activities and looking at loads of different artworks. Tiring stuff!
We had a look at some of the footage while we were going around to make sure that it was looking good.
Then we had a big lunch and took the boat to Tate Modern. We were given special permission to film on the river from the Port Authority. Cor. It was a lovely day too, so there’s loads of great footage that shows all of the landmarks along the river.
After doing the same tour of Tate Modern (and having some afternoon tea in their brilliant restaurant, where kids actually get TWO courses free, whoopee) there was just time to play tag outside before going home.
We’re going to have the finished film really soon. After having so much fun on the day, we hope it’s going to be a really fun flim to watch too… we’ll share it with you as soon as we’ve got it!