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Animate Your Own Cartoon
Ever wondered how to create your own animation series? Maybe you love designing characters, creating storylines and bringing your ideas to life? This amazing Fire Tech Experience will show you how to create your own cartoon animations!
Animate Your Own Cartoon
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
Create awesome and customised animation videos in just a few clicks!
BRING YOUR CHARACTERS TO LIFE
Design your own personalised characters for your story.
NARRATE YOUR STORY
Discover how to create voice-overs to narrate your story line.
What are the course instructors like?
Programme Leaders have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Tutors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science …
Programme Leaders have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Tutors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science and Engineering students from the UK's leading universities.
All our instructors undergo in-person training from the Fire Tech team in the curriculum of the course they are teaching, in the Fire Tech mission and values, and in our Child Safety Policies. We select our instructors on technical expertise but also for great communication skills and a real passion for their subject.
This fantastical Fire Tech Experience will plunge you headlong into the highly imaginative world of animation! Led by our very “animated” instructor, you’ll discover the origins of how animation began, the most popular types of animations and how you too can begin to create your own.
Learn how to plan your stories, create your own characters and animate them step-by-step to bring them to life! You can even add your own voice-overs by recording speech or using advanced text-to-speech. Super nifty!
If you want to begin to master the creation of animated cartoons to publish and share with your family and friends, this is the Experience for you!
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- How animation works
- Learn about all the types of animation
- Create a story board
- Create personalised characters
- Learn how to animate characters
- How to access royalty free music
- How to add music into animations
- How to narrate animation