Stop frame animation for beginners

Ref: C2225464

Course members will use their existing craft skills to produce a short film. A practical hands-on method will be adopted throughout. Most of the course work will take place within the safe environment of the classroom. Based round a short piece of music, the film will use stop motion animation to bring examples of participants' craft work to life, although some "live-action" filming may be involved. The aim is to have fun, enjoy the experience and sense of achievement of creating an end-product that can be shared with friend and family on YouTube.

Additional information about this course

Partner will refer learners.

Course aim

Production of a short film, utilising the existing craft skills of a local community group in a way that encourages interaction between group members and ultimately produces a sense of achievement..

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the simple basic principles of stop-frame film animation
  • See how traditional practical craft skills such as sketching, colouring and creation of still life objects can be easily transformed into an enjoyable presentation through video animation
  • Explain how to create a short story on video
  • Be confident in the use of a video camera
  • Describe and practically evidence the basics of video editing to put a story together

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Stop frame animation for beginners

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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