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20 Nov

In October, a video showing the history of Ireland in 6 minutes took the Internet by storm. We posted it here on our blog and 5th class were so impressed by it that we contacted John Ruddy, the maker of the video, to ask him if he’d do a quick Q&A on animation.

We have a really exciting project coming up in the New Year related to Science and Animation, and Leon and Eduard already showed off their stop-motion skills as part of Culture Night here.

John Ruddy kindly agreed to answer any questions and we started thinking about the questions we wanted to know about animation. We were interested in the process of making such a long film and in Manny Man’s next project.

Oisín then drew little characters as if they were asking our questions. Here they are:

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We were over the moon when John contacted us to let us know that he was planning a video response. Technology and social media has helped us to interview someone at the other end of the country! We’re very grateful to John for taking the time to answer our questions – his video session is fascinating and gives us a real sense of how he made his famous video. We’re going to follow the adventures of Manny Man with interest!

7 Responses to “St Peter’s Interviews… Manny Man (aka John Ruddy)”

  1. Ben Gorman
    8:34 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Really good answers John!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. golden bains
    4:17 pm on November 22nd, 2013

    I love the pictures!

  3. Andy wall
    6:57 pm on November 23rd, 2013

    The video was deadly and interesting!

  4. Andy wall
    7:01 pm on November 23rd, 2013

    Great answers and nice questions Ois!

  5. Ms. Sexton
    7:09 pm on November 23rd, 2013

    Very lucky to get such a cool response to our questions! Thanks a million John!

    Well done to the boys for thinking up such interesting questions too – and of course to Ois for the deadly drawings!

  6. sam smith
    9:40 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Well done lads, especially Oisín for the deadly drawings. Thanks for replying, John!

  7. Oisin
    9:53 pm on December 16th, 2013

    Thanks John I really enjoyed drawing the pictures and it was a really cool video with all of the irish history in 6 minutes.

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