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Stop Motion Animation – workshop & some great short animations

We are delighted to be working with Kildare artist Michelle McBride to present Stop Motion Animation workshops for young people aged 11-13 years.

Using story boarding, set and character design and open source software, participants will create a short stop motion animation about what the future might look like as a result of natural and man made climate change.

Outline of workshop
Day 1 – Story Boarding
Day 2 – Making a scene/set
Day 3 – Making characters & props
Day 4 – Animating your story
Day 5 – Editing, adding sound and completing project

Suitable for 11-13 year olds, these five workshops will take place on ZOOM, 10:30am-11:30am over the course of a week (20-25 July). For more information the workshop, see this link.

Meanwhile, our cinema partner access>CINEMA have curated a series of international short films for children – Shorts For Wee Ones – in collaboration with the Discovery Film Festival.  Here are some of our favourite animated ones:

TIGER (Kariem Saleh, Germany, 2015 – 4 mins)

A SMALL ESCAPE (David Sandell, Sweden, 2016 – 3 mins)

PERFECT HOUSEGUEST (Max Porter + Ru Kuwahata, USA, 2015 – 2 mins)

CARTOON AWAY/FUGA ANIMADA (Augusto Bicalho Roque, Brazil, 2013 – 4 mins)

WATER PATH FOR A FISH/ Camine de agua para un pez (Mercedes Marro, Columbia/France, 2016 – 8 mins)

CATS & DOGS /Die Geschichte von Hund und Katze (Jesús Pérez + Gerd Gockell, Germany, 2015 – 6 mins)