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Thursday (Planning your animation)

Here's a clue about today's learning...

We are going to build on your fantastic stories which you wrote last week. As you'll be aware, quite a few books which are published are then made into films. The Harry Potter series is a really good example of this.


Over today and tomorrow you are going to use the ideas from your story to PLAN and CREATE an animation! I will be giving you some examples of free apps you can download which can be used to create these. 



Before you begin, I would like you to read through information about how Wallace and Grommit were created. Nick Park and his team created a number of short films about the adventures of Wallace and Grommit. Which ones have you seen on TV?


Click here this link to read through examples of Nick Park's work and how they created these really fantastic animations.


Now you've read through this website, take a look at the video clip below which explains how they made the different characters. Maybe you could try and make some of your own examples at home today!

Making of National Trust and Wallace and Gromit

A look into the production of the National Trust Jubilee Bunt-A-Thon!

Writing (Well, mainly drawing!)

As you'll have heard from the animators, creating these animations is very complex! Storyboards are a really important part of the planning process. So, with this in mind, I would like you to pick your favourite part of YOUR adventure story and think of six clear parts to this.


For example, it might be when someone falls off the boat. 


Box one could be when they are on the boat

Box two could be when they begin to fall over

Box three could be when they are falling over

Box four could be when they land in the sea

Box five could be when they are in the sea

Box six could be when they are shouting for help with their arm up

I think you get the idea!


Find a clear page in your book or a blank piece of paper. Sketch out your six pictures to show part of your adventure story. You may want to add captions or labels of what the person might be saying or feeling. Tomorrow you will be RECORDING your animations.


Take a look at the storyboard example below from a well-known animation on TV:

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