16 Aug Stop Motion Animation Workshop inspires Bognor’s children to get creative with technology
It’s great to see young people getting inspired by creative and technical arts. And a special animation workshop which our hub hosted recently at The Base Skatepark was no exception.
The n workshop which took place on July 27 helped children aged between 9 and 11 to make their own animated movies.
Twenty-four children from local schools took part and it was run by Curiosity Hub – a not-for profit educational company based in Brighton.
The children started by watching an example animation. In pairs they then thought about the characters, props and the backgrounds they would need for their own animations and put together storyboards to capture their ideas.
After that, their awesome ideas were brought to life using Lego, clay and other craft materials. Each pair used a laptop and webcam to capture a series of images of their creations, which were stitched together in HUE animation software to form the short films.
Sound and film credits were added and the finished results were put onto USB drives so they could taken home to show families and friends.
Throughmaking their own animations, the children learnt not only about storytelling but also about the science of the brain – how it interprets lots of images that contain a slight change to become a moving image.
Two of the youngsters who attended – Anya & Nancy, both aged 9 – said: ‘Our animation was about a girl called Alex and a giant fidget spinner. We have really enjoyed the morning and would love to do it again!’
We put on this workshop as part of a series of experiments to see what kind of help the creative digital hub could offer Bognor’s community in the future.
A quick exit poll told us that all children who attended thoroughly enjoyed their time and would like to take part in similar creative tech workshops in the future.
You can find out more about Curiosity Hub by visiting their website – www.thecuriosityhub.com