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Legend of the Guardians Educational Resource

Main characters: Soren, Digger, Eglantine, Gylfie, Twilight, Kludd, Nyra, Metalbeak
Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Clip Analysis

Watch these clips from the film as a class and use them as stimulus for Speaking & Listening activities and on-screen narrative development. Use the dropdown menu at the top of the video player to choose the clips.

Clip 1: ‘Basic Training’

  • How many owls do you notice in the background. What are they doing?
  • Who is in charge here? How can you tell?
  • What is the atmosphere like? How do the soundtrack and sound effects add to the mood?

Clip 2: ‘I am Nyra’

  • Where is the camera placed at the start of this clip? Why is it placed here?
  • What effect does the colour and lighting of this scene have on the mood?
  • What kind of character is Nyra? How do you know?

Clip 3: ‘I’m the Echidna’

  • What special gift does Echidna have? How do you know?
  • Why do you think the ‘Band’ hesitates to leave?
  • What name does he give to each owl?

Clip 4: ‘My Beak’

  • What details can you see in the set design? What type of home is this?
  • How are these characters related to each other? What can you tell about their personalities?
  • What do we learn about the ‘Legend of the Guardians’?

Clip 5: ‘Use Your Gizzard’

  • The animation in this film is computer generated. There is an element of this clip that is real, though. Can you tell what it is? - Reveal answer
  • Imagine watching this clip in 3D. How would it be different?
  • There are moments of slow-motion and extreme close up in the clip. Describe them, and the effect they have on the development of this scene. Why are these special effects used? How would the clip be different if they weren’t there?