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Types of stop-motion animation

There are a variety of different types of stop-motion animation. Here are some examples created by a variety of schools, projects and age groups. Claymation is probably one of the …

Creating your Animated selfie!

Using exactly the same techniques from the previous step, we’re now going to create our own animated selfie animation. Simply stick your selfie from Step 2.12 onto a piece of …

The selfie today

We’ve being doing it for years, so why does the selfie feel like such a new creation? It could be to do with the sudden spike in the scale of …

An introduction to animation

The chances are that stop-motion animations were a core part of your childhood. From films such as the Wallace and Gromit series, to the magical scenes in 1960s film Jason …

A look at selfies through history

Although the term ‘selfie’ has only become standard language in the last few years, the process has been common for nearly 200 years. Despite being named Oxford Dictionary’s ‘Word of …

From photos to poetry

Now that you have thought more about your photographs, you’re going to sequence them to help create a narrative for a poem. This writing will help you form the basis …

Predicting the past: Read all about it!

So far we’ve considered what a given film might look like from sound and predicted what happens at certain points. Now we’re going to use a still image to predict …

An introduction to Shots in Sequence

Now that we’re familiar with camera shots, we’re going to use some frames from the short animated film, Miss Todd (2013), to look at how the sequence in which shots …

Types of camera shot

In film, the way a shot is framed by the director will convey meaning to the audience. In this section we’re going to explore the core camera shots and what …

How can camera shots inspire poetry?

For some students, creative writing can be a daunting prospect, whilst for others it is a rich opportunity for self-expression. Whichever camp your students fall into, artwork, moving image and …

Analysing moving image

Hopefully from the last step you could see how using the 3Cs and 3Ss prompt card to analyse a still image could help you gain deeper meaning from it. We …

Image framing

In the last few steps we discussed ways that you can introduce imagery analysis to your students, and considered the benefits of marrying work on both still and moving image …

How art inspires cinema – the reveal

In the previous step we asked you to take a look at the above artwork and consider which famous film scene it inspired. It’s this scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic …