Stop Motion

Pupils learn how to create simple animations, storyboarding their ideas and then decomposing the story into small parts of action to be captured using the Stop Motion Animation software. They will need to work carefully to frame and take shots, making minute movements each time to ensure a clear end result

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Lesson 1: What is Stop Motion?

Pupils explore what is meant by Stop Motion and create their own simple animations with a ball of plasticine!

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Lesson 2: Planning an Animation

Pupils storyboard their own animation, decomposing the action that they want to include to enable them to plan their filming

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Lesson 3: Creating an Animation

Pupils take the first few shots of their film, making small movements between frames and following their story boards

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Lesson 4: Extending my Animation

Pupils add a new, additional character to their animations and continue to create their stop motion animation, making small changes to the models to ensure a smooth animation

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Lesson 5: At the Movies

Once the pupils' films are finished, turn the classroom into a cinema with the children reviewing each others animations

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