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Coming up - I'm going to show you how to make these Chinese drums
so we can celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year
as loudly as possible.
And find out what happens when I go on the set of
Peter Andre's new music video.
And, plus find out what work of art
I'm going to be creating
by just bits of old junk.
That is all on today's live Blue Peter. Don't go anywhere!
Hello and thank you.
We start by saying hello to Thomas from Farnborough
who made that clock for us and we can officially tell you,
thanks to him, it is time for our live Blue Peter.
Tomorrow sees the start of Chinese New Year,
so, sun ning fai lok - that is how you say happy new year in Cantonese.
Every single Chinese year is associated with an animal.
Tomorrow starts the Year of the Horse.
People born in that year are said to be energetic, really funny,
great with people, good sense of humour and actually, guys,
I was born in the Year of the Horse.
They are also said to be wasteful and stubborn.
Hey, whoa, Barney!
You know what to do - head to the website
if you want to find out what animal you are.
There are 12 in the cycle.
It is a live show, we want you to get in touch.
The question is -
if you could compare yourself to any animal, what would it be?
It doesn't just have to be the Chinese New Year animals,
-it can be any animal and why?
-What would you be?
I would be a peregrine falcon.
It is the fastest animal in the world.
I'd go to sports events, I'd land on the stadiums and concerts
-and watch it all for free.
-I'd be a chipmunk
cos I do look like a chipmunk, I got a hairy face
-and I store food in my cheeks.
-I saw you at lunchtime.
I would be a husky.
They have blue eyes and they like playing in the snow
and racing in the snow, and I love doing that on skies.
Well, that's not cos of their blue eyes,
I think they just like the snow.
And they smell funny when it rains.
I don't smell funny.
Get in touch at bbc.co.uk/bluepeter.
Get in touch and tell us
what animal you are most like.
I am sure if it was up to these two,
they would say I am like a parrot.
-There's an echo.
That's because I can be a bit of a chatterbox,
but that came in very useful this week
when I got to go to the set of a new music video
for the brand-new film Mr Peabody and Sherman.
Before we see how I get on, let's have an exclusive look at the film.
SCHOOL BELL RINGS
Hey, guys, I'm Sherman. I'm here to tell you about my hero.
He's totally famous, he's got a lot of degrees,
he solves real problems, he's quite the inventor.
Oh, yeah, and he's my dad.
-So, he's literally a dog.
-I prefer literate dog.
And of course every good film needs a good soundtrack,
and to get the best from your artist,
you need a fantastic director. Action!
Today I have got exclusive access to the filming of a music video for
the brand-new film Mr Peabody and Sherman,
sung by none other than Mr Peter Andre.
If that is not enough - I have a special job to do.
Lights, camera, action!
Hi, I am Lindsey, the director.
I think you are the first assistant director.
It means you assist the director.
-If you can set up the shot, that would be great. Thank you!
OK, so a slight misunderstanding.
Now it is time to get on with my job.
I have a list of things to do.
Get that out of the way.
We are about to start filming. Come on!
Another thing done. Tick!
I'm not doing this all myself,
can I get some help from the art department, please?
Can you just clean the floor for us? As quick as possible.
Another thing done - tick! I think you missed a spot.
It is good fun being this bossy.
Can we turn it around so it's facing the front, please?
One of the jobs of the first assistant director
is to make sure everybody is in the right place at the right time.
Let's go find Peter.
-Hi, we are ready for you on set now.
We are ready for you right now.
You look fabulous! Let's go!
Just this way. This way.
Mr Andre to studio. Check!
The assistant director has to make sure no accidents happen on set.
Oh! Safety never takes a day off.
It is essential to organise your team
so that everybody knows what they are doing.
Could you get me, sorry, the director,
a little bit of coffee and also some of those really nice biscuits.
Can we get the house light lights off, please?
With my initial checks in place, Peter is in position
and it is time to start recording.
Time for my first real test as the assistant director.
OK, we are going for a take now. Nice and quiet. No phones on set.
All phones switched off. Thank you.
MUSIC: "Mysterious Girl" by Peter Andre
Hello, hi, Barney. Yes, I am with him now. Yes.
Oh, sorry... Yes, we are best friends.
OK! OK, goodbye, I have to go. We are going for a take now, everybody.
Thank you. Action!
But for all the fun, this is a serious business.
And for this sequence I need to concentrate as I am helping to cue
the lighting changes.
At some point we will give you this book. I will throw it to you.
I hope you can catch!
We're going to run a rehearsal, guys.
Good job we were only practising.
We need to run that through a few more times.
That's it. That's the one.
I need to get this right when the cameras are recording.
Phew! Did it!
During a break in recording,
it is time for a catch-up with Peter.
How is the day going?
Really, really good. We are doing the video clip for the song Kid.
In the film, Mr Sherman and Mr Peabody go back in time,
so if you had to go back in time, what time would you go back to?
Definitely the 1950's in America.
It was about diners, burgers, drive-in theatres, leather jackets.
Just cool. Comb in your back pocket, it was fun.
If you had a Mr Peabody type character,
like, somebody who went around with you all day, who would it be?
I'd have a koala. The koala is very chilled out, very relaxed.
Takes its time, that is who I want to be with.
You would have it on your set with you, chilling...?
Yeah, if anyone wants to stress out and say,
"Come on, you've got to hurry up,"
they can talk to the koala cos I ain't listening.
-Thank you for your time.
After a quick costume change, it is back to the studio floor
for the all-important last shot of the day.
And tick - that's my list complete. That's a wrap, everyone.
Hold on! We've still got another page to do, Lindsey. Sorry!
Right, maybe I will stick to being in front of the camera. Yeah.
That was such a good day.
Thank you to Peter Andre for making me welcome
and for the others for letting me get in the way. It was good.
If you want more from Peter Andre
head to the website
where he is answering some
of your questions... I got an accent then.
While I was busy bossing him around, you lot have been hard at work too.
-Haven't they, Barney?
You have designed all sorts of stuff and put it on our Big Badge Wall.
See if you can spot your handiwork, there's loads of it on there.
-I am not going to hand you over to my good friend Radzi.
Feast your eyes on that beauty. That is by Marta and Dana.
They've been inspired be The Great Wave. It's fantastic.
You've got Blue Peter ships in the background.
Huge wave, fantastic work.
This is by eight-year-old Aidan. I think this is Coronation Street.
We have the pebbled streets, terraced houses,
the detail is incredible,
and at the back that factory is open for service.
When you look at artwork, you have to say, "Look at the use of colour."
"Isn't it amazing?" We just did.
Last week we followed the journey of a wing
as it was being attached to the side of a plane.
This is said plane and this is said wing.
We don't know who has sent the picture in.
We get so many photos and things, we don't know who they are from.
If you do send us something,
put your name on it so we know who you are
and we can give you a proper shout-out on telly.
A few weeks ago, the worst thing I did in my life ever,
I'm so dramatic, the Chilli Challenge.
-We had to eat chilli, it was not pleasant.
-It was bad.
Molly has designed this booklet for us which is all about chillies.
She's talking us through the various varieties.
Some which are hot, some are small.
There are individual chillies for each of us that she's designed.
Lindsey's tastes like a peach
and it always regrows whenever you take a bite out of it. That's cool.
Mine makes spy gadgets appear. Molly, you know me so well.
And we did say we deserved a medal for the challenge.
-Molly has given us some badges, how nice is that?
If you want to see the Chilli Challenge,
you want to know what our faces were like - look at this.
Don't eat too much.
What you need is some milk.
-It made no difference.
Do you know how many people said, "Did you have milk? That's fine."
-Do not try that at home.
If you want to see that for yourself,
head over to the website
and you will find a thing the there that says "all clips."
Click on it. You will see us taking on the Chilli Challenge.
Find out what happens next just after that bite.
Thank you so much for sending in all of your lovely post.
-We do appreciate it, so keep it coming in.
-Yes, please, thank you.
Now, imagine you've been to school, you've had a hard day,
you come and you do your homework.
What you want to do is chill out with your mates. Yes?
And watch TV, something like that.
How about if I said you come home, you're tired, do your homework
and go straight on to a computer and run your own business.
Just a normal day for Jordan. This is what it is like being him.
Hi, I am Jordan Casey. I am 14.
I run my own Internet start-up.
This is what it's like being me.
Since I was nine, I have been teaching myself programming
and other computer languages.
When I was 12 I put my first app online for people to download.
and it took the number one spot in Ireland.
Now I have launched my new business,
which is an app for teachers to easily manage the classroom.
A normal day for me is just like this.
TEACHER READS OUT REGISTER
WHISPERING: I go to school as normal, just like everybody else.
I stay on after school study to get all my assignments done.
Running a bit late, better get in. See you in two hours.
Time to head home.
And this is where things get busy.
I get changed, grab something to eat and then I go on my computer.
But this isn't for gaming, this if for checking my e-mails,
working on my business and developing my software.
When I am creating new apps
I have to write a series of programs to talk to my computer.
This is called coding and it is like learning a new language.
People speak using words and sentences where
computers speak using ones and zeros, two completely different languages.
To talk to my computer I need a translator
which is a programme called a compiler.
And to speed things up quickly, I need to use basic English
which the compiler quickly converts.
This is how I make a simple message appear in the text box.
I write an instruction in simple English, like this.
Then the compiler does its work
and converts my code into computer code
which can be seen in the programme here.
It may look complicated, but as you can see, the important part is here.
It says, "text equals, Blue Peter Rocks."
And the way I write my apps is just a more complicated version of this
and a lot longer.
That is how I do what I do.
Before I tell you where it has taken me,
I'm going to answer some of your questions.
This one asks, "How did you get into making apps?"
Well, I got into making them when I was nine.
I used to play a game on the internet.
I saw some of the users were making websites and blogs.
I thought that would be a fun hobby and fun thing to do.
I bought some books and started to watch videos on how to programme.
This one asks,
"How does it feel being one of the youngest app developers?"
It feels good. I have a head start on what I want to do for my career.
Another asks, "What is your favourite thing about the job?"
One of my favourite things is the amount of opportunities I have got,
it is not just programming I do for my business,
as part of it too I get to speak at conferences around the world.
In fact, so many, these are all my passes from them.
In ten years I'll be 23, I will already have ten years' experience
of what it is like to work in the industry.
Some of the places I have been to are London, to Amsterdam,
in the Netherlands, New York.
I have been to Miami, in Florida
and I was in Silicon Valley in California.
I was even in New Delhi in India.
I have been lucky enough to win some awards. This is my most recent one.
I won the junior technology category at
the Irish Young Scientist competition.
Since I was nine I have played at my local club.
Two seasons ago I won Player of the Year.
Thank you for watching.
I'm Jordan Casey and that is what it is like being me.
If you want to try programming, why don't you try Game Builder on
the Blue Peter website and play the level I designed.
In ten years' time I can see Jordan having his own website
-that we just all use.
-He really is.
If he's got you feeling creative online,
then just jump on to our website.
-to check out Game Builder.
-It is so
good. You can create your own games
and then play on them and even share them with your friends.
And if it's your first time playing the game, you can even click on
"newbie" and that gives you a step by step tutorial.
It's really fun.
And if you're thinking, "Newbie! I'm an expert here."
We've got loads of stuff for advanced coders as well.
We love it so much that we've had a go and created a level.
Have a look at this.
First up we've got Radzi. Look at your little football kit.
I spent so long designing that.
I put skateboards and clouds everywhere. I'm not sure why.
I'm liking it. There's Barney.
-He's got a camera man.
-He's got a tank!
-Of course he does.
Make sure you head to the website and check it out.
Absolutely. Can you hear that?
That is Barney. And he's got a noisy treat for us.
Thank you. I should take that off.
It is the start of Chinese New Year tomorrow.
We will show you how to make these drums.
They are not just designed to make noise,
even though I like that about this,
they are designed to ward off evil spirits
and bring you luck at the start of the New Year.
We're going to show you how to make them.
All the details as usual on the website.
We're going to show you
how to make them right now.
I have some help with Howard,
Anthony and Jennifer.
-How you doing, guys?
Good to see you.
How are you celebrating Chinese New Year, Jennifer?
Going to have a dinner of dumplings.
And you've got your party dress on.
Do you want to step down here so we can see a shot of your dress.
It's very nice. Traditional Chinese dress as well.
Look at that! Beautiful!
Now you're in the party mood, you're going to help to make these drums.
We will paint them red for a special reason.
-Let's talk about that first. You know about this, don't you?
Why red? Why is that an important colour?
In the past, there was this monster and he came to eat people
and then the people found out that it was scared of red and loud noises.
That is why we wear red and have firecrackers.
-It is like garlic and vampires, really.
Did he look like that person there - our floor manager?
A lot of people are scared of her. No. Let's make the drums, shall we?
You are going to need lots of cool things to make this.
You're going to need these food boxes or snack boxes.
Circular is important.
You will need some red paint.
Acrylic paint is really good.
You'll need some ribbon, available in most good craft shops.
You need some beads.
Those are the beaters that make the noise.
An old paintbrush, pencil, compass, some sticky tape
and keep hold of the lids on the boxes,
they are going to make the noise.
While you are decorating yours, I'm going to take you from the beginning
and show you how to make this.
Come in 5cm from the bottom of the snack pot.
Make three or four marks around it
so you can see where you are going to be cutting.
Carefully, take a compass, put a hole in it.
Make enough space to put some scissors in.
If you are struggling, get some help.
It's always good to get somebody involved in a Blue Peter Make,
it is a family thing.
Once you cut around, you will end up with something like this.
To make it easier, to decorate it,
take an old stick or paintbrush like that.
You will want to make another hole, right in the centre of the pot.
On Santa's nose.
It might not have Santa on it, but you know what I mean.
Shove your pencil, stick or paintbrush through it.
Tape it inside.
It will look like this.
You want to make it nice and sturdy
cos you want to hold it while you're decorating it.
And while I'm getting ready to do the next bit,
Anthony, you can tell us about presents that you get.
You get any nice pressies?
Yeah, you get a red packet and there's a gift inside.
-What are the gifts normally?
-Enough for a mountain bike?
-Wow! I'm doing this later.
Once you have your paintbrush through the middle,
put some holes in the side of your pot as well.
That is where the ribbons will go. Do it before you paint it
because then you don't have to hold it once it's covered in wet paint.
Then you want to feed your ribbons
and beaters through the side to make your drum.
This is the fiddly bit.
-Jennifer, I might ask you for help on this one, is that OK?
-Which beads do you want?
-I like blue.
-I like blue too.
It's quite fiddly, but stick with it. It's really worth it.
If I fold that in half, can you feed it through?
Will it happen first time?
Yes - I love live telly for that kind of thing.
Once you've fed it through,
you put a knot in the end so it does not fall off.
Three or four is good for a beater. That is just about enough.
If you want to decorate them, you can do it anything you like.
There are some symbols on the website.
There is a Chinese symbol which says,
"Lucky" and there is a picture of a horse.
You can print those out, and you can stick them on if you want to.
If you look right here you can see more symbols
and that means "making things."
How do you say that in Mandarin, Jennifer?
SHE SPEAKS MANDARIN
BARNEY REPEATS HER
Make sure you get involved and start talking as well.
It is always good to speak. Have I got the right thing here? Yes.
It is painted, it's red and it's good to go.
Once the ribbons go through the side...
you want to use a pencil...
..and you want to push your ribbon through.
Just like that. Get some more sticky tape. Stick to the inside.
Cut it to length.
You can put your top on the outside,
which means you have your beater and you can make some noise.
You can decorate the outside as well. You can use stick-on jewels.
You can draw on there. We have gone for the symbol which means lucky.
Twist it around to make the noise.
Ward off the evil spirits and have a good time at Chinese New Year.
-What do you think, guys?
-You are into it - I can tell.
I like the fact we make things that are lying around the home.
Two weeks ago I met an artist who does exactly that.
He makes works of art from rubbish. Check this out.
Have you ever noticed things are not always what they seem?
Sometimes when you look at something,
you don't actually see what is really there.
Thank you. Pretty cool!
That got me thinking, why not make a massive Blue Peter make
which only becomes clear when you see it from a certain angle.
Sound good? I thought so too,
but I am no art expert, but I do know somebody that is.
Meet Chris, a Preston-based artist
whose work can be seen all around the UK.
Chris has been a professional artist for 12 years.
Today, he will show us how to produce our very own anamorphic art.
Anamorphic art is where you create a sculpture or a drawing
of any size or shape,
but it only works from one certain viewpoint,
so you stand in one position
and the sculptural drawing makes sense from this part,
but when you go from any other position
it doesn't like what it should do.
I am hoping to make a large anamorphic sculpture of
the Blue Peter badge
in as many recycled pieces of fabric or plastic or whatever I can find.
As long as it is blue - I'm not too picky.
Looks like we got the right man for the job.
All he needs to do now is find the materials for the make.
There is some amazingly good stuff here.
I couldn't have asked for anything better, really. Perfect!
I can do a lot with that.
Nice to have a different collection of blues,
so long as they are not too dissimilar
because when the light hits it and the sculpture is ready
it will have different tints over it any way.
We are our artist, we have our materials... Nearly!
Now it is time to make our sculpture.
-Here he is, the man himself, Chris, great to meet you.
-You too, man.
You seem to have brought lots of material with you.
What have you got?
Everything from tarpaulin to tiny plastic blue cups.
-We have so much, the list could go on.
-You have three helpers.
-Who are they?
-I have got Isaac, Simran and Tahiro. My dream team!
They brought a lot of blue materials with you.
Actually there is more white than blue. How will that work?
The floor is white. We really need the sculpture to pop off.
If we have a white background, it might get lost.
-We are thinking on our toes.
We will create a masterpiece of the Blue Peter badge. That is a big job.
Let's get started.
It does haven't to be neat or too flat.
-You want it to swoop?
With Chris calling the creative shots,
our badge soon begins to take shape.
We have most of the blue done. We have half of the back of the badge.
We are about to do the other half.
Virtually all of the floor is done, so we're on track.
More than 500 years ago artists started to play with perspective.
That is when you make a picture look like it has space and depth.
It will look long. You will have to look back and forth
to see if it lines up with the lines.
A lot of modern artists use anamorphic techniques.
Swiss artist Felice Varini created these artworks in urban spaces.
It looks like the shapes are floating in mid-air,
but the colours are painted on the walls of the buildings.
That's really coming together.
While the others get on with placing the boat,
I have been tasked with making the flags for the ship.
They are perfect, but they need to fly that way at the moment.
Not that way.
It is a quick fix! Just an hour!
OK, so I made one little mistake.
It will not happen again though - definitely not!
Yeah, that's it. Tie it off there.
Ah! That wasn't supposed to happen!
Luckily it only needs another piece of string
and a few final flourishes.
-What do we think?
-Yes, real happy.
-I think so.
What does our multi-layered, completely recycled,
anamorphic artwork badge look like?
Well, here it is.
Thank you so much to Chris and the team.
It goes to show you can turn every day objects into works of art.
Have a go yourself. Take a picture and send it to us.
Get a permission from a parent first before you start
turning objects around, they might not like that.
Let's talk about which animal you think you are mostly like.
It is the start of Chinese New Year tomorrow.
You've been getting in touch
and telling us which animals you are like.
One viewer says, "I am an owl cos I'm wise and clever like them."
This one says, "Tiger, because I am brave and feisty."
Good for you.
This one says, "I would be a bear because I love to sleep." Me too!
This one says, they would be a kangaroo
because they love trampolining.
That's fun. That's Howard's favourite. You like that one.
This one says, "I think I am a swan because I am very graceful."
And we have this one who says, "I am a budgie because I flap my wings
"and talk like one."
I don't think you talk like a budgie.
Do you have wings? Does that person have wings?
This one, "I would be a monkey
"because I was born in the Year of the Monkey and I am very cheeky."
I cannot relate to that at all.
This one, "I am like a lamb, as I love them
"and I live on a sheep farm."
This one says, "OK," starts with that - "I am a giraffe
"because I am vegetarian, tall
"and I like a giraffe, I dress in yellow."
Really good, very precise.
This one, "I would be a zebra because I have zebra everything."
"I love them because they are beautiful." You are beautiful.
-Thank you for getting in touch.
-Not everything is black and white.
More jokes like that next week as well as
the start of the Winter Olympics, starting in Sochi, in Russia.
Here in the Blue Peter of studio we are getting ready for
the start of the Games.
We do indeed and I get to grips with a monster snow machine,
plus you will see how I fair
when I slide down an ice track at speeds of up to 60mph.
That is so impressive. We will be joined by Wild's Tim Warwood.
He will be on the slopes giving us an update on Team GB's hopes.
I will show you how to make these medal biscuits.
Not just a gold medal or a silver medal, or a bronze,
they come with a strawberry boot lace to hang around your neck.
Jennifer, to finish the show,
how do we say, "Happy New Year and see you soon?"
SHE SPEAKS MANDARIN
-We'll see you next. Bye.
-Bye. See you next week.