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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsWelcome to the final week of Filmmaking and Animation in the Classroom. During the first two weeks, we showed you how you can use the shoot and screen framework to create curricula focused short films. We've explored the different types of films you can produce and made our own films for the classroom. In Week 3 we'll be exploring animation and why creating animations in the classroom can be so beneficial to both teachers and pupils. We'll examine different styles of animation and how to create sets and characters as well as planning how to create animation in a classroom environment.

Skip to 0 minutes and 40 secondsBy the end of this week you will have produced your own animation and created plans for how you will use animation with your pupils, to develop their attainment as well as life and employability skills. We hope you enjoy this week and we look forward to seeing your creations.

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome back to Filmmaking and Animation in the Classroom. This week we will help you to build on the Shoot and Screen framework to create a curricular-themed animation for use in class.

Within the Think, Plan, Create and Evaluate framework we will learn how to:

  • Understand frames and how animations trick the eye into perceiving movement

  • Become familiar with a range of animation techniques and their application in the classroom

  • Recognise different types of animation, including silhouette, paper cut out and claymation

  • Create a short animation that will be linked to the curriculum.

All of the supporting documents, resources and presentations for this week can be downloaded below. They will also be available individually in each relevant step.

Visit this short video on YouTube to find a selection of your questions from Week 2 answered by our team.

If you do wish to check out the answers from the team these time codes might be useful, so you can jump straight to the part that interests you:

  • Peer-led learning – 0:22
  • Differentiation – 3:04
  • Film essay – 5:20
  • Narrative filmmaking – 7:20

We hope you enjoy the week. Remember to keep sharing your good practice in the comment areas!

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Filmmaking and Animation in the Classroom

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