Photography & Film

Introduction to Animation

From: £70.00

Sat, 16 July 2022

10:00 – 16:00

Learn the basics of animation and how to create your own short film.

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Tutor Henry Cruickshank will help you learn the basics of animation and how to create your own short film.  You will be taught the skills and techniques to create a short piece of stop motion animation in either paper cut out animation or plasticine.  You will learn some basic storytelling, character design techniques and how to move and manipulate your character under the camera to create believable and “realistic” animation.  The skills and knowledge acquired will allow you to be able to continue to practice and develop your animation/film making at home.

The workshop is suitable for beginners.

About the Day

Introduction to Animation will run from 10am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

10.00 Introductions

10.15 Exploring examples of animation

10.30 Character and story development

11.15 Creating a character—building a   puppet or model

12.30 Lunch

1.15   Creating background elements and props

2.00 Software demonstration and simple animation techniques

2.20 Animating your story

3.40 Share and sum up

4.00 Finish

Essential Information

All materials will be provided.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Henry Cruickshank

Henry has been an animator/illustrator and community arts worker for the last 18 years.  His work has been screened at film festivals across the world and he has been very lucky to work on lots of exciting projects over the years; although he states the most rewarding part of his work is seeing the joy that art can bring to others.  “The look of amazement when a child or adult see their drawings come to life for the first time is very special”.  Henry has taught animation, illustration and fine art at all levels and is very experienced working with participants with additional needs.  Henry’s own work tends to focus on animals, in particular his main love dogs.

If you have answered yes and would like to discuss your requirements then please get in touch.