THE SECRET OF KELLS: FILM GUIDE

A film guide that looks at The Secret of Kells (2009), an Oscar-nominated hand-drawn animation about a boy living in mediaeval Ireland who must complete a magic manuscript.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE Education and Religious Education, in addition to highlighting themes of identity, communities and beliefs, religions, magic, ancient and medieval warfare, health and wellbeing, growing up, and historical figures.

 

STOP MOTION: HOW TO ANIMATE

his guide includes a brief introduction to animation and breaks down the animation process into five simple steps. Follow these steps and you can make your first animated clip and from here, you can build on the skills developed to make your own stop motion animation.

This guide has been developed to support Into Film’s Animation Challenge, a new animation competition to encourage film clubs to start animating in the classroom and beyond.

SOFTWARE AND EDITING FOR ANIMATION

This guide provides an overview of some of the most popular animation software packages to support first time animators and an overview of editing techniques when animation with software.

This guide has been developed to support Into Film’s Animation Challenge, a new animation competition to encourage film clubs to start animating in the classroom and beyond.

 

SHAUN THE SHEEP: MAKING YOUR MOVIE

Here, we learn about how the animators bring character to the plasticine puppets, and the tricks used to make them seem alive before exploring the intricately made model sets, and learns about the importance of setting to a film.The resource looks at the steps that go into actually making a stop motion animation come to life, including set building and making characters. Students will then be able to start making their own stop motion animation. The next resource in this series, Shaun the Sheep: secret of sound introduces students to creating their own soundtracks.

 

LOTTE REINIGER: FILM GUIDE

A film guide that looks at Lotte Reiniger: The Fairy Tale Films (1922-1954), a collection of Lotte Reineger’s stunning depictions of popular fairy tales using her unique silhouette animation style.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Moving Image Arts, Film Studies, Art and Design and English in addition to highlighting themes surrounding folk and fairy tales, mythology, storytelling, authors and characters, visual arts, family and friendships, and community.

 

EARLY ANIMATION

This guides provides a brief introduction to early animation techniques and the pioneering work of Eadweard Muybridge and Georges Méliès.

This guide has been developed to support Into Film’s Animation Challenge, a new animation competition to encourage film clubs to start animating in the classroom and beyond.