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Learn the art of animation from the basic principles of professional animation techniques to creating your own short stop motion animation film

What will you learn on this course? 

Participants will learn about the basics of animation and create their own animation that incorporates stop-motion and hand-drawn techniques. Working as a team they will plan a story, design and make their own characters using plasticine and create sets from card and other craft materials. Using professional animation software, they will then create a series of stills that will become their animated film. They will then create titles and credits using traditional hand-drawn animation. Finally, they will edit their film and add music, sound effects and recorded dialogue. In addition to learning how to make an animation, participants will learn about team working, storytelling, drawing, sculpting, listening skills and the use of specialist technology. The tutor will work closely with the groups demonstrating the different processes as well as supporting the participants to realise their own ideas. 

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for young people aged 12 to 17 years. It is open to all ability levels and young people don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany their children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked. 

The course may be accessible for young people with disabilities who can participate in detail based activities. We provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The building is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

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Who teaches this course?

Martin McNally 

MAC's Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Term Courses will go on sale at 9am, Sat 31 July 2021.

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