You need imagination and a little bit of skill to ‘Write a story’, ‘Compose, photograph’ and then ‘Edit’ your film. This session is an introduction to what is involved in making your own Stop Frame Animation (think Wallace and Gromit). Philip will show you how you can animate your toys or models and add titles, captions and credits. How to write a story (STORYBOARDS), find CHARACTERS (Toys models and PROPS), add TITLES, ‘splats’ and CAPTIONS and even add a range of SOUNDS!
Age guide 10+ parents are welcome to assist (under supervision of their children!).Younger children are welcome but may need help to take part.
1) A laptop
2) Low cost usb webcam – ANY typical low cost USB web cams (costing less than £25) examples of webcams include:
(Please note that Potential Plus UK does not endorse any particular webcam or place to buy one)
3) All films will be stored online automatically via the Animation Club account. One sign up Name and password per family. You will be able to use this account for an entire year to make as many animated films as you like and edit them in your own time. Safe, easy and secure.
Cloud Stop Motion (Cloud animation and editing sofware is all online via browser): https://cloudstopmotion.com
Cloud Stop Motion LOG-INS (with full instructions for parents) will be available via the Festival Noticeboard a few days before the Animation Club talk.
4) Props – these can be anything you like found in the home. A tin of baked beans being very important! sticky tape and blu tack are also essential items!
Philip helps run Animation clubs twice a year at Surrey Explorers. He is a schools’ STEM tutor and runs activities related to computing and engineering. He has written two books and makes short animated films in his spare time.