Animation

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Let’s get moving! Bring drawings and models to life using a variety of animation techniques in this creative topic

Zoetrope

‘One minute epics’ competition

JellyCam video example

Use our free software to create a stop-motion animation with your class. Find out more…

This topic’s resources

Don’t forget to use the resources that accompany this topic:

Stop-motion animation - Wallace and Gromit

  • JellyCam animation software – this fully working animation studio allows children to create their own stop-motion animations in the classroom, using just a webcam.

JellyCam

  • There are also lots of activity sheets – scroll down to the bottom of the page to view them all.

Camera angles Zoetrope template Thaumotrope bird and cage Animals in motion

The optical illusion known as ‘persistence of vision’ has been used in film for more than 100 years. Creating animations is a practical skill as well as a great opportunity to let loose children’s imaginations, with lots of opportunities for cross-curricular work, too.

Activities

Key Stage 1

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