Animation / Film Club

“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.”

Norman McLaren (Scottish Canadian Animator – pioneer and an innovator)

Here you will find information about the club and some examples of work produced by children. Every Tuesday, 3:15pm – 4:00pm future animators and budding filmmakers from year 3 – year 6 gather to design, create and film short animations and movies.

What does the Club Offer?

At our Animation / Film club we use stop motion apps, flip paper animation as well as Play-Doh and caricatures to create the short pieces of animation.

Children use their time to explore and investigate the Apps, the manipulatives and the iPad before planning and creating ideas.

We film short trailers and videos linked to children’s topic and hobbies to develop their creative skills and confidence.

We also design and create simple animations also known as GIF’s. GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. GIF is an image format that is used for basic images found on the internet. GIF files allow images or frames to be combined, creating animations. It is a quick way to produce basic animation before trying to build on the skills to produce much larger stop motion animations.

Children are advised to seek permission from their parents before downloading any free apps on to their personal devices. This is to promote e-safety. This will allow children to continue developing their skills at home!

Benefits of Stop Motion Animation & Filming:

Teaches children the process of stop motion animation and how it work

Offers children ownership and autonomy in the film making process

Shows the mechanics of creating movie scenes 

Encourages problem solving through creativity

Further develops children’s technology skills

Supports and develops motor skills with hands on objects and technology

Encourages children to prepare, plan and execute a project through story telling

Compliments experimentation through trying and re visiting

Supports team working and friendship​

Browse some of the fantastic pieces of work created by budding animators at Broadfield Primary!

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