Year 6 are going to enter the Animation 15 Competition.
They have been looking at different ways of making animations.They started with making physical animations using their bodies.
Then they used Pivot, which is a free download and is much more complicated than it at first seems. They described it as “really fun” and recommended making really small movements between slides. Here are 2 examples. Click on each picture to animate it:
Then they moved onto using 2Simple 2Animate to tell the tale of Twelfth Night. 2Animate also uses “slide animations” – like a paper flick book. Here are some examples:
Finally, they are using Scratch to make “programmed” animations. They have started by making simple animations like these below:
Year 6 were thoroughly engrossed making their competition entries today. Loads of collaboration and helpfulness, and some of the latecomers caught up quickly with excellent projects. We voted on our favourite projects so far to be embedded here on the blog but subsequently decided not to – it’s a competition folks and we’re not giving away our secrets yet! So, well done to K & R, I &H, J & H and I & T for their most-liked entries so far. They were chosen for simple effectiveness, great sound effects, realistic graphics & well-presented themes. I was really impressed with the graphics and themes – now we really need to concentrate on the movement – it’s an animation competition after all!
Screen shots below: