Create your own worlds, invent characters, draw, make and model scenery and props. Animate your fabulous characters and stories on a smart phone or tablet. Add music and voices to bring your world to life. See animations about Hogie Hedgehog and Morphella to get inspired and then follow the tutorials to make your own.
Now Get Set Up and Learn the Basics Watch the tutorials then set up your space and shoot!
Package 1 – BASICS and CUTOUTS Starting package for all age groups Learn the basics of stop motion animation and set up your studio. Make cut out characters create a home for them and let them play! Remember to take 50 – 300 photographs and make tiny movements to make your action smooth.
see the basics – Move & Shoot
Set Up Your Workspace and try a “Cut Out” Stop Motion Animation
Package 2 – CLAYMATION suitable for 6-8 year olds …..and older Make a blobby face, move its eyes and mouth – think about all the things a face can do, now think about things a face can’t do! You can make anything happen! Experiment with character expression and movement using plasticine or modelling clay.
Watch the tutorials then set up your space and shoot!
Package 3 CHARCOAL DRAW & ERASE [suitable for 8-12 year olds and over] For those who like to draw! Animate with charcoal draw / erase / redraw / erase and redraw and….
See the paper blacken and lighten as Hogie comes to life Watch the tutorials then set up your space and shoot!
HAVE FUN! Upload to your instagram, Youtube or Vimeo or other
After an encounter with a seal (who visited my dreams and cured my aching sacrum) I am strongly feeling the presence of these graceful creatures… the synchronicity of finding this conversation lights up my world, magic as a way of perceiving differently….
Contains the line:
“…David do you mean that that rock literally spoke to you?”
something erected in memory of a person, event, etc.,
any building, megalith, etc., surviving from a past age
any enduring evidence or notable example of something
an exemplar, model, or personification of some abstract quality
Talking with the students at Killard House School this week, revisiting the moments we spent together at the MAC International in February and bringing forth some old mo(nu)ments – one could say these things I have piled up here on my desk are enduring (if inscrutable) evidence (perhaps even personifications) of an indefinitely short period of time (I had named them ‘witness’) ……or to be ambivalent – from the perspective of now – the now – of anynumber of other times, as they have lain in my studio as a constant ….beckoning……
in “still life” – primordial object – form becomes matter.. original purpose withdraws, the thing vitality is solid, its performance magnified in the stillness of its own particular vibration, inscrutable, ever present, monumental.