Participants learn the whole process of creating an animation from start to finish. We begin by discussing possible storylines, creating characters and developing themes. Once the story is in place, props and costumes are designed and created.
Bringing the animation into production involves learning about different film and photography techniques, working alongside a professional graphic artist and animator. There is a great combination of technical skills, like using photographic editing software, together with the creative side, involving role-play and acting.
Everyone gets the time and space they need to learn new technical skills, including the use of computers and technology in a creative way. Participants develop their story telling ability, using verbal and non-verbal communication to express their thoughts and ideas.
There is a great team ethic on the course, helping individuals to develop group-working skills, and see their work contributing to the overall project. Most of all though, you will have fun, make new friends and create a short film at the end of it!