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Flick books are a great way to make simple animations.
Using image frames from video to create quirky animations of hands moving!
Using cut-out images against a green screen to make a simple stop motion animation.
Simple animation technique using a vegetable, but a great example of how a clear message and thoughtful animation can communicate emotion.
Meet Bob! A cloth character with a bendy wire armature to animate in front of a green screen.
Be inspired to make a simple stop motion animation using building bricks!
Simple advice to help you chose and use accessible animation software and hardware. No experience needed!
This post shares how one of the #BeACreativeProducer team members, Alex, developed his digital skills by working across iMovie and Photoshop to extract single frames from a movie, hand colour them in Photoshop, and then import them back into iMovie to complete the animated scene.
We used the technique as a visual to an aural backdrop of the teenagers working collaboratively on their musical composition.
AccessArt Young Artist Alex Tunstall shares how he explored midi art as part of a more open-ended exploration of developing his skills in Logic Pro X to compose music for animations for the #BeACreativeProducer Project.
This resource shares how teenagers practised interviewing skills before filming to get footage for animations.
Animating text and images using magnets and whiteboard, combined with stop motion footage of drama sessions.
See how we made a small clip from the #BeACreativeProducer Project in which teenagers made the props, animated the scene, and then composed music.
Collaborative sewing project which aimed to help builds a sense of “team” in teenager animators. Connecting head, heart and mind in this challenge helped creative juices flow in other areas of the #BeACreativeProducer animation project.
This post shares the process of screen printing t-shirts for the #BeACreativeProducer teenagers to wear to help them identify as a “team” for the animation project.
If your animation project is team-based, then you might want to think about how you build a sense of collaboration. This resource shares how drama can be used as a way to explore ideas about teamwork, cooperation, movement and narrative which will feed into animations.
This resource shares two accessible and fun ways of animating with a green screen, filming people and using props. Both methods use minimal minimal equipment.