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This fun and entertaining Fire Tech Experience will teach you how to create graphic art and animations using MS PowerPoint.
Creating Graphics and Animation in PowerPoint
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).
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Creating Graphics and Animation in PowerPointreset
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Use PowerPoint To Create Graphics
All animation begin with images. We go over the basic tools in PowerPoint that allow users to create images and scenes.
Bring Your Animation To Life
Once we understand how to make basic graphics on PowerPoint we move on to animating them, by considering each slide as a scene.
More On Animation
We explain how animation has evolved from traditional to digital and the types of animations that exist. We will also cover how to get free resources as an alternative to creating your own images.
This fun and entertaining session will demonstrate the power of using MS PowerPoint or Google Slides to create your own funky, quick, unique graphics and animations. Once you’ve grasped the basic principles, the only limitation on what you create is your time and imagination!
Learn how to set up your canvas, and how we can manipulate basic shapes to create graphic art. Arrange objects in layers and see how you can add detail and artistic style. Next we animate our graphics. Treating each slide as a scene, we explore PowerPoint’s animation effects, how to create predefined and custom paths, add audio/sound effects and export your masterpiece in video format.
Discover how animation has evolved from traditional to digital and the types of animations that exist. We will also cover how to get free resources as an alternative to creating your own images. Lastly we explain some of the editing software you can find that will help make your animations even better. The session will end with the sharing of tools and resources you can use to continue to improve. Next stop, the Animation Oscars!
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What your child will learn
- How to use PowerPoint as an art and animation tool
- Basics of animation
- How to find free visual resources