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Thursday 9th July 2020

The following work is for 3 lessons.

 

Wed 8.7.20

Thurs 9.7.20

Thurs 16.7.20

 

The rough idea is that videos 1-3 would be the first lesson (8.7.20) and 4-5 would be the second lesson (9.7.20), spending the remainder of the second and third (16.7.20) lessons actually filming and editing your animation.

 

How long you spend on each part is completely down to you! (It’s quite addictive once you get going J)

 

FIRST YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD AN ANIMATION APP.

The videos show Merlin using ‘I can animate lite’.

 

There are many more out there if you find this one difficult to find or use.

 

I found and have been using ‘Stop Motion Studio’ which is free on apple and android phones and tablets. (tips for using this app can be found below)

 

RESOURCES NEEDED:

 - tablet/phone with app downloaded

 - pencil

 - plain paper

 - felts (for colouring in backdrop if required)

 - props (things from around the house – video will explain in more detail)

 - character (again, something from around the house – the video will explain in more detail)

 

Let’s get started J

Watch each video and listen carefully to how to complete each stage.

1. GETTING STARTED

Merlin explains what animation actually is, and shows you how to get started with your own short film by coming up with a simple idea for a story. Morph's di...

TASK: Think of your simple animation idea and draw a storyboard on a plain piece of paper just like Merlin - notice how Merlin used simple shapes and words on his storyboard.

(If you would like to make a more detailed storyboard, please download below)

2. SETS & PROPS

Merlin shows how to create a simple set for your film and fill it with props that can be easily found at home. Morph's director Merlin shares some simple hin...

TASK: Think about and prepare your props and design a simple backdrop on A4 paper

3. CHARACTERS

Merlin shares some great ideas for using everyday objects as the main characters in your animation. Morph's director Merlin shares some simple hints and tips...

TASK: decide what you will use for your characters (maximum two)

4. CAMERA & LIGHTING

Merlin explains how to set up your camera and lights so you are ready to start animating. Morph's director Merlin shares some simple hints and tips to help y...

TASK: make sure your camera (tablet/phone) is secure and shouldn’t move.

(Although lighting is preferable, this can be done without if you have not got a lamp available).

5. ANIMATION TECHNIQUES

Merlin shows how easy it is to animate and shares some top tips about how to move your characters. Morph's director Merlin shares some simple hints and tips ...

GENERAL TIPS

EXTENSION: HOW TO MAKE MORPH | MAKE YOUR OWN MOVIES WITH MERLIN

Merlin shows you how to make your very own Morph out of modelling clay. Morph's director Merlin shares some simple hints and tips to help you make your own a...

Any animated videos, PLEASE email to me h.jennings@stmichaels-pelsall.co.uk.

 

If you do make your own Morph creation at home, send your pictures, drawings and links to your animations to MorphCreations@aardman.com.

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