KS2 National Curriculum: Primary. This animation workshop demostrates techniques that can be used to deliver learning in various subject areas. The workshop has opportunties to encourage reluctant writers by using the experience of animation as a stimulus for script writing.
Pupils should learn: 1. to understand the various roles and responsibilities involved in filmaking (director, script writer or storyboard creator, camera person, actors, costume and props, animator, editor, artists, sound). 2. be able to explain the process of making animated films and the various stages involved. 3. the importance of clear communication with one another during the filmaking process
The nine films show the key stages of a cut out animation workshop with KS 2 pupils.. The equipment used in this film includes school laptops, digital stills cameras and tripods. The camera needs to be kept still when animating so if you don't have a tripod you need to make sure the camera doesn’t move either by taping or tacking into position. Materials used include A3 paper, A4 paper/card, pencils, felt tip pens and Blu-tac.