Stop motion - Option 2: Devices with cameras

Learn how to create simple animations, storyboarding creative ideas and then decomposing a story into small parts of action to be captured using the stop motion animation software

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: What is animation?

Explore what is meant by the word 'animation' to then design and create a simple animation with the use of a flip book template

Learning Objective

To understand what animation is

Lesson 2: What is stop motion?

Explore what is meant by the term 'stop motion animation' and create a space-themed animation using stop motion piece of software

Learning Objective

To understand what stop motion animation is

Lesson 3: Taking photographs

Learn the important techniques to use a digital camera to take clear photographs that will be used to generate stop motion animations

Learning Objective

To take clear photographs using a digital camera

Lesson 4: My first animation

Using knowledge of the stop motion process, turn photographs into a stop motion animation by tinkering with the software Microsoft Photos

Learning Objective

To create a stop motion animation

Lesson 5: Planning my project

Using a variety of different backgrounds and objects, plan a space-themed animation focussing on the stop motion skills acquired so far

Learning Objective

To plan my stop motion animation

Lesson 6: Creating my project

Work in pairs to produce a space-themed stop motion animation, with Partner A in charge of filming the animation and Partner B in charge of moving the objects in the frame

Learning Objective

To create a stop motion animation

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources