Stop motion animation course

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On this one-day course, you will learn basic animation skills using a variety of methods. These will be simple ideas that you will want to try in the classroom.

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  • CPD Gifted and Talented INSET Training Events Courses

    Where and WhenThursday21st October 20109:30am - 3:00pmSouth eLearning CentreSummerwood LaneCliftonNottinghamNG11 9DRTel. 01159152971

    Stop MotionAnimationWallace and Gromit, Morph and even Postman Pat! What do they have in common? All were filmed using the technique of stop-motion animation.On this one day course, you will learn basic animation skills, using a variety of methods. These will be simple ideas that you will want to try in the classroom.

    For: DIGITAL

    LITERACY,MEDIA,

    ARTall levels

    How-to

  • Stop Motion AnimationGetting started in stop motion animationThe basic tools needed are: a camera (webcam, digital video camera or some digital still cameras) a tripod (to keep the camera steady) software on a computer (some free ones are mentioned here) some character models a good light source

    The cameraThe camera you use depends on the software you choose. You might choose from the following: a simple webcam connected to your computer adigitalvideo(DV)camera(andafirewirecable,toconnecttoyourpcormac) a still digital cameraMost animation software uses a live feed view from a webcam or through a firewirecablefromasuitableDVcamera.Itallowsyoutocontrolthecamerafrom the computer to take pictures (frames.) Some newer DV cameras do not havefirewireportsandarethereforeunsuitable.Still digital cameras will not give a live view so will only work with certain animation software.

    Free animation softwareMac software:FrameByFrame

    web.mac.com/philipp.brendel/Software/FrameByFrame.htmlVery easy to use software for use with webcams or connected DV cameras.

    TripodIfyoudontwantyouranimation to look shaky, your camera must stay completely still. Therefore, a tripod will be very useful. There are many full size tripods and mini tripods available. A bigger, heavier tripod will be harder to accidently nudge.You could always use a pile of books!

  • The cameraThe camera you use depends on the software you choose. You might choose from the following: a simple webcam connected to your computer adigitalvideo(DV)camera(andafirewirecable,toconnecttoyourpcormac) a still digital cameraMost animation software uses a live feed view from a webcam or through a firewirecablefromasuitableDVcamera.Itallowsyoutocontrolthecamerafrom the computer to take pictures (frames.) Some newer DV cameras do not havefirewireportsandarethereforeunsuitable.Still digital cameras will not give a live view so will only work with certain animation software.

    Free animation softwareMac software:FrameByFrame

    web.mac.com/philipp.brendel/Software/FrameByFrame.htmlVery easy to use software for use with webcams or connected DV cameras.

    PC software:MonkeyJam

    www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjamTrickier to use, but can be used with normal digital cameras.LightingOften overlooked, lighting is important to get right. A posable desk lamp keeps a consistent light level on your scene.

  • CPD Gifted and Talented INSET Training Events Courses

    Stop Motion AnimationThis course is ideal for teachers who: Would like to incorporate animation into their students learning Are interested in digital literacyAdditional Information: Lunch will be provided All resources will be provided Bring ideas for stories

    eLearning Consultanttel. 0115 9152971e. jamie.tinney@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

    The cost of this one day course is:40 per school staff memberThis cost includes lunch, refreshments, any filmsproducedondisc and printed resources.Please call or email to book.

    Martin MacGillivrayCentre Mangertel. 0115 915 9511e. martin.macgillivray@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

    Course run by:

    Jamie TinneyD&T, Animation, Art & Design

    NeLC contacts:

    Marie-Line AntoineMedia, Languages, Video, Photographytel. 0115 915 9511e. mantoine@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

    Jan GrayPrimary, Video, Animationtel. 0115 915 2971e. jan.gray@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

    David EllisMusic, Media, Animation, 3D modellingtel. 0115 915 9511e. david.ellis@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

    Janet SimnerMaths, Textiles, Sciencetel. 0115 915 2971e. janet.simner@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

    www.nelc.net