Stop motion animation - Option 2: with cameras

Pupils learn how to create animations with digital cameras, storyboarding their ideas and decomposing the story into small parts of action before putting the photographs together to create the illusion of a moving image

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Animation explored

Children explore the original forms of animation, including the flip book, zoetrope and thaumatrope, before having a go at making one of these toys themselves

Lesson 2: Exploring stop motion

Taking inspiration from the Wallace and Gromit animations, pupils learn how to take still images using a digital camera and are shown how to edit these images together using Microsoft Photos

Lesson 3: Planning my stop motion project

Children plan a themed stop motion animation, thinking about the characters they want to use and the steps that will be involved in creating their brand new animation

Lesson 4: Stop motion creation

Children work in groups to record their animations, using their planning sheets from the previous lesson

Lesson 5: Editing my stop motion project

Children reflect on the animation process they started in the previous lesson to help them edit and possibly extend their 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