Helping Teenagers Become Creative Producers

5 Year 9 teenagers from a Cambridgeshire school are currently working with Paula Briggs from AccessArt to create a series of animations aimed at encouraging teenagers across the country to become more aware of how they consume the digital world, and how they can take the first steps to becoming creative contributors.

Opening Night of the #BeACreativeProducer Project!

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the teenagers, see the props made and enjoy the final animations!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the teenagers, see the props made and enjoy the final animations!

learn more about the #BeACreativeProducer Project?

  • What is the #BeACreativeProducer Project?

    The #BeACreativeProducer Project is the culmination of 9 months of hard work by 5 teenagers and Paula Briggs from AccessArt.

    The team have been meeting after school and at weekends to share their creative skills in the digital and physical world (including art, drama, dance, music and making), to create a series of animations and films which aim to inspire other young people to value their own creativity. 

    The journey the teenage team has been on has been quite extraordinary and is testimony to their openness to explore the many opportunities presented to them. In addition to their hard work in making the animations, which involved a wide variety of skills from concept and brainstorming, making models, playing and composing music, filming, drama, creating artwork and models, recording voice overs, editing and marketing, the team have also visited art schools and interviewed creative adults, run a successful crowdfunder, run workshops for children, organised an animation competition, written articles and posts, and presented their project at the Houses of Parliament!

    The end result, a series of animation designed to inspire teenage creativity in others, will be launched at the end of February 2019. Watch this space to find out more, and make sure you are registered with AccessArt to be kept in touch!

  • How can Schools, Community Groups & Galleries use the Project?

    The final animations will be approximately 20 minutes long, and will be split into smaller scenes which can be watched alone or as a series. 

    The aim of the animations is to inspire other teenagers and young people to recognise the importance of their own creativity, whatever that might be. The project also hopes to encourage other teenagers to combine their creative skills, and make and share their own animations about things they care about. 

    The project also encourages teenagers to try to strike a balance between the physical and digital world, and to realise they can use the digital world as a key creative tool. 

    In particular the animations will be suitable for Year 6 (11 year old) children and upwards. The animations will be perfect for sharing in assemblies to stimulate discussion, and in art lessons and art workshops. Access to the animations is free of charge.

    We hope the #BeACreativeProducer hashtag becomes used by projects all over the country (and overseas), and that we inspire other teenagers to find their creative voice. 

  • When do the Final Animations go Live?

    The final animations will go live on the 28th February 2019. Pls make sure you are registered with AccessArt to be kept up to date. 

Introduction

Background to the Project

Background to the Project

Teenagers present at the Houses of Parliament

See the presentation and photos

See the presentation and photos

Ideas and Inspiration
Learn to animate and be enabled!

Teenagers Visit NUA

The animation team visited NUA to interview graduates and find inspiration for their project

The animation team visited NUA to interview graduates and find inspiration for their project

Drama Session exploring Teamwork, Cooperation, Movement & Narrative

Teenagers worked with Pete Sayer from GruffDog Theatre on exercises to give them food for thought for their animations

Teenagers worked with Pete Sayer from GruffDog Theatre on exercises to give them food for thought for their animations

Collaborative Design: Making Dungarees

Sewing and Painting and Non Verbal Communication

Sewing and Painting and Non Verbal Communication

The Making of: The “Fill Your Funnel” Scene

We Only Have So Much Time Each Day...

We Only Have So Much Time Each Day…

Exploring Midi Art

By #BeACreativeProducer team member Alex

By #BeACreativeProducer team member Alex

Simple Making Animation

Animating Building Blocks

Animating Building Blocks

Animating Photoshop Images

Animating with Digital Images!

Animating with Digital Images!

The Making of: Every One Else Is Better Than Me

Giving vegetables their voice!

Giving vegetables their voice!

Animating with a Green Screen

Teenagers explore animating with a green screen to create clips

Teenagers explore animating with a green screen to create clips

Screen Printing T Shirts

To Build A Sense of "Team" for the How To Be A Creative Producer Project

To Build A Sense of “Team” for the How To Be A Creative Producer Project

The Making Of: The Shower Scene

Teenagers make models for, and animate, the Shower Scene

Teenagers make models for, and animate, the Shower Scene

The Making Of: Comebacks to the Ogres & Universal Laws of Creativity

Teenagers hit the streets of Cambridge to film the public

Teenagers hit the streets of Cambridge to film the public

Quiz Clips Questions

Sneak Peek (early stage)

Sneak Peek (early stage)

Animation Software

The team share their favourite software for making animations

The team share their favourite software for making animations

Sewn Character

Meet Bob - a character we animated against green screen

Meet Bob – a character we animated against green screen

Animating a Demonstration!

Green Screen, Mini Banners and a Great Sound Track

Green Screen, Mini Banners and a Great Sound Track

Launch Night!

The day and evening event will include workshops for schools and a celebratory party!

The Finished Animations will be Launched at Cambridge Junction on the 28th February 2018!

The day and evening event will include workshops for schools and a celebratory party!