An animator brings your class topic to life with animation.
There are a few different types of animation, but we prefer stop-motion: simply moving an object in tiny steps and taking a picture each time. When these pictures are stuck together it appears as thought the object's moving by itself.
Following Mediable's 3-Step Process, the groups design storyboards, film and edit their animations. After a class playback, the pupils discuss what they can do better in the future and each receive a Mediable certificate, signed by the animator.
How will my class benefit?
National curriculum targets for primary:
Art and Design
Design and Technology
Who will we get?
Fully-trained and Enhanced DBS-checked, Mediable’s animators work on programmes like Bob the Builder, Roary the Racing Car and Postman Pat. They begin the animation workshop with an inspiring presentation about their job.
What prep should I do?
We’ll send you a pack containing everything you’ll need, but the main thing is to split your class into groups of 4 and ask them to choose and research an aspect of the class topic they want their animation to focus on.
What school equipment?
8 x computers/tablets loaded with animation software and Windows Movie Maker/iMovie (on Mac computers)
8 x USB cameras (with stands)
1 x computer linked to whiteboard projector
LEGO® or Plasticine (or free character templates from the Mediable website)