I've created a talkPrimaryICT Vimeo Channel to share some of the amazing film and animation projects I've been involved in over the years. Check out some of the fantastic films created by primary school children and some other favourites of mine.....
Free film scriptwriting and animation lessons for schools, covering materials, equipment, and techniques for traditional and computer animation. Links to related movie making sites. This site is continually updated.
Some useful resources here, from scripwriting to optical toys to movement studies. For example in the 'Animation Lessons' section there are a number of techniques broken down to show how the movement is produced e.g. a bouncing ball, a smile to a frown, lightning, someone walking etc.
Welcome to FLIPBOOK.info, a website entirely devoted to an art form half way between book and movie. We have a collection of 7180 flip books (also called flick books or folioscopes) from 1882 to nowadays with a great diversity of topics."
This site is flicking amazing! You can view some flick books like a film. Find out all about how flick books were made, search for flipbooks about a particular subject and get links to flick book artists. NB: click the UK flag top left for English.
Welcome to Animate It! If you want to get stuck into animation you've come to the right place. Find out all about animation and make your own with the help of the world-famous Aardman Animation studios!
The home of. As well as links to paid for products such as the I Can Animate software (now rebranded as AnimateIT) this site has some good resources and information about animating.
I Can Animate 2 is your one-stop solution for your stop-frame animation needs. Easy to use and accessible to all ages and abilities. You can record and import sound directly into your animation. Add Titles, credits, effects and transitions directly to your animation.
This is paid software. For Windows and Mac.
This is very effective and easy to use. I have used this with children of all ages, teachers (of all ages) and trainee teachers - it is always rated very highly by users. Highly recommended :-)
Information and suggestions for teachers wishing to incorporate animation into their lessons
These pages provide an introduction to animation and give some ideas for projects and lessons across Key Stages 1 & 2. Animated films and the skills needed to produce them can provide a stimulus to learning across the curriculum – especially in Art and Design, History, ICT and Literacy.
Hue Animation Studio - a complete stop motion animation kit for Windows and Mac OS X. Includes the Hue HD USB webcam and fully-featured stop motion animation software.
This site also contains tips for animation, a blog, examples of children's films, tutorials and support. I haven't tried the software but I have used the Hue webcams for animation with children and I was impressed by their versatility, adjustable focus and bendy goose neck for the price.
The FilmStreet website has been archived in its original form and is now part of 'Culture Street' website. Culture Street includes information, activities and resources for artists, writing, film makers and performers. All the Film Street animation resources are still available :-)
FILM NATION UK is thrilled to announce the first National Youth Film Festival for schools and youth groups will take place from 21st October – 8th November, 2013.
Bookings are OPEN for the first National Youth Film Festival’s free film screening programme and other exciting events. Make a booking or find out what’s happening in your area now.
This UK-wide festival has replaced National Schools Film Week in the annual calendar so, if you are passionate about film or took part in the previous event, you’ll absolutely love the new National Youth Film Festival.
Nine video clips lead you through a step-by-step, animation workshop for your class, using equipment and materials you already have in school. Watch KS2 pupils from London as they go through the process of making a class cut out animation.
Check out the Culture Street site for lots more animation and filming ideas and help e.g. Pilixation Animation workshop, stop frame animator activity and film examples by young people.
Check out the 17 coolest, cleverest, trickiest stop-motion movies we could do! Watch family photos come to life, a sandwich eat itself, a man ice-skate on the lawn, a cucumber give a speech, and much, much more!
Once you've seen the videos the idea is to get the book to see how to make them. But you could think of these videos as inspiration for your own ideas. Or of course you could get the book and learn how to make them....
"Film Education regrets to announce that it will be closing on the 26th of April 2013".
I am really saddened to hear this announcement. I have used many of the quality resources provided by Film Ed over the years with children and teachers. I wish the staff well in their future careers and hope that the website remains available and the resources accessible.
This site from University of Houston is an amazing resource to support digital storytelling. The site has examples of stories created, guides to tech tools to make stories, help with assessment of stories and top tips and advice on using any aspect of digital storytelling in education.