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Been doing simple animation with 8 year old today ...

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mummybiz Mon 20-Jun-11 19:41:07

We've had a typically mixed up home ed day - we found a great free resource for simple animation and had a go did some maths and english from books then planted out lettuces and cabbages - love home edding when it's a mixed up day like today - but love the look on other mums faces when you tell them what you have been up to !!

wordsmithsforever Mon 20-Jun-11 19:58:55

That's really interesting mummybiz - I will check out that Pencil software - there's an article/video about the Tate animated film made by children here

mummybiz Tue 21-Jun-11 08:23:27

Thanks for the link - will show the kids today

HighFibreDiet Tue 21-Jun-11 08:37:33

That's brilliant. I have toyed with the idea of home educating my boys for quite a while now... ds1 loves drawing cartoons and I was wondering about doing animation with him but feeling that my technical skills weren't up to scratch. I will have a play with the Pencil program myself and then see if he wants to try it.

SDeuchars Tue 21-Jun-11 23:51:36

We did some stop-motion animation for a few days one summer using a still digital camera and some LEGO. It was very educational seeing how little you could move between shots.

We also later did a two-day claymation workshop with some other HEers and came away with a CD of the results.

mummybiz Wed 22-Jun-11 12:13:04

Thanks for the lego idea - we have a huge box full and stop-motion animation was on my mind - we made some figures using paperclay and garden wire for ds dolls house just after xmas so i was also thinking we could could make some more of those and do some stop motion that way - I feel an obsession coming on smile

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