Wild Animation

1 Sep 2009

Late July and August saw us begin our animation workshops - Wild Animation - for Wildchild Activities. We take a group of 6-12 year olds and teach them the history and craft of animation in a day of activities, ranging from stop-motion (or claymation as it is also known) to pixilation. Have a look at the movie above to see an example of what the children produced in one day! As well as showing them how easy it is to animate at home with some plasticine and a digital camera, we teach the importance of simple character design, and the children love it when I produce a model of Morph to illustrate one of the simplest, yet effective, charaters ever!