Thursday 9th July 2020
The following work is for 3 lessons.
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)
- tablet/phone with app downloaded
- 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.
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)
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).