On Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 January 2013, 11 enthusiastic students from Year 8 were nominated to be part of the INCA Animation workshop; they were given a brief to create their own 2 minute animation films!
Students were put forward for this inclusion arts 3 day workshop by members of Sir Jonathan North staff, based on a wide selection criteria; the aim being that students have the opportunity to work with others that they perhaps usually would not and develop problem solving, team building and communication skills whilst building self confidence, extending their skills base and widening their experiences.
Barry Skillin from Animation Nation based in Salford, provided the students with a brief to make a 2 minute animation film on the theme of personal aspirations. After spending the morning learning how to put an animation together and seeing some examples, the INCA students soon came to realise the laborious efforts that go into making the animations that they have grown up watching on television, and how time consuming making 20 seconds of footage is! Students brainstormed ideas for their own animations and made story boards and scripts, then they designed and created their characters using modelling clay. Student’s used iStopmotion to capture each second of their animation and later used Garageband to add music, sound effects and voiceovers.
Students were extremely patient and supportive of each other during the filmmaking process and showed their sense of achievement during the afternoon of the final day; students showcased their animations to each other. All of the films will be screened within college over the next few months and they are available to view here online.
Congratulations to the Year 8 Animation students;
Emma Andrews, Zainab Dhariwal, Morgan Glendinning, Progress Olusanya, Katie Dawson, Jayna Grewel, Remi Gunn, Kshama Patel, Gulcan Gocke, Kara Gill-Harrison and Emi-Leigh Collie.
Community Sports and Arts Manager