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.
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.
Creating Movie Magic — a resource designed by Into Film and the Industry Trust to encourage young people to make positive choices when sourcing films.
What is film copyright and why should we protect it? Over the next three years, young people across the UK will be given free curriculum-based resources and expert advice to help them find out.
The innovative programme, led by Into Film, kickstarts with Creating Movie Magic a free resource that supports the teaching of Intellectual Property in design and technology (D&T) at a Key Stage 3 level.
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.... the link above is broken so try accessing the videos via YouTube instead: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyBsBRlgNbLuBIbOkId2KUm7BxsztuSS_
"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.
One of the most popular resources from Film Education in the last couple of years has been the Thinking Film discs. Alas, stocks of the discs were exhausted back in March. However all five resources (English, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Primary Literacy and Film Language) are now online so that you can now download them, free of charge.
They are fairly weighty resources so can take a while to download. However, as one teacher who downloaded the resources yesterday said, “they are truly awesome”!
You can access not only new moving image resources but the library of over 400 online resources produced by Film Education as well. You can search for resources by title or by subject.
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.
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.
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