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Stop Motion and 2D Animation Course

Crafting characters and settings, with storytelling techniques

Price

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Ages

9-12

Equipment

All equipment is provided

What Are Stop Motion And 2D Animation? The two different animation techniques in a nutshell: The 2D Animation part is about bringing drawings to life, using computer software to animate characters, adding sound and special effects. Stop Motion Animation is where multiple camera shots are joined together to make a film (Wallace & Gromit is … Continue reading "Stop Motion and 2D Animation Course"

Stop Motion and 2D Animation Course

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Course Overview

What Are Stop Motion And 2D Animation?

The two different animation techniques in a nutshell: The 2D Animation part is about bringing drawings to life, using computer software to animate characters, adding sound and special effects. Stop Motion Animation is where multiple camera shots are joined together to make a film (Wallace & Gromit is animated using Stop Motion techniques for example).

The course also covers the more technical side of making animation, including:

  • Frames and frame rates
  • Timelines
  • Computer aided drawing
  • Create flowing animation
  • Animation physics – velocity, acceleration, bouncing, etc.
  • Morphing, squashing, stretching
  • Adding sound such as backing tracks, effects and voices, then syncing them with the animation
  • Special effects

 

What students will learn

A chance for young film-makers aged 9-12 to craft their own characters and settings, combining animation skills with storytelling techniques. This course covers Stop Motion and 2D Animation Techniques, older students might be interested in our 3D Animation course.

The course teach a range of skills including conceptual topics such as:

  • Fostering creativity
  • How to make a story compelling, dynamic and entertaining
  • Planning projects and storyboarding ideas
  • Key principles of animation

 

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What will students take home

  • Animation
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Fire Tech Camp Courses Include

  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • Original products
  • Outdoor Activities*
  • USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
  • Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
  • New Skills
  • Supportive community
  • Enthusiastic instructors
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Who is this course suitable for?

No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:

  • Must be between age 9 and 12 at start of course
  • Strong understanding of English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring own lunch (Except Residential)

* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.