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

Learning Objectives

  • Planning a stop motion video, thinking about the characters I want to use

  • Working as part of a team to plan a storyboard for an animation

  • Thinking carefully about keeping ideas simple and easy to animate

  • Designing and creating a character that can be used in my animation

  • Decomposing my story into smaller parts

Lesson Plan

Planning an animation
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Teacher Video: Planning an animation

Presentation: Planning an animation


Storyboard worksheet
Storyboard example
Storyboard worksheet support
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Cat Lamin,  
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