Hal MacLean and Matthew Eaves from the team spent the day with Class 2 at Cressing Primary School to undertake some experimental research into clay animation with six year olds. Mrs Harris and her classroom assistants were a great help throughout the day as fourteen six year old pupils took part.
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The objective of the day was to find out how six year olds coped with an animation task, learning the skills of model making, story construction and then using computers and digital video camera equipment to animate their story.
The session was the pilot for a larger project which will be held in Cardiff next month, which we will post more about here at digitalcreativity.org when the time comes.
Hal and myself will be writing a paper on our findings. The learning from this experiment has already changed our plans for BBC Wales.
Everyone involved in the project will recieve their creative work on DVD, created using iDVD, here is a screenshot of the DVD in production:
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We would like to thank Sue Giles, Head Teacher at the school for welcoming us into the school at such short notice.
Here are the files created on the day:
Group 1 (Animation 1): Play Now | Play in Popup
Group 1 (Animation 2): Play Now | Play in Popup
Group 2: Play Now | Play in Popup
Group 3 (Animation 1): Play Now | Play in Popup
Group 3 (Animation 2): Play Now | Play in Popup
Group 4 (Animation 1): Play Now | Play in Popup
Group 4 (Animation 2): Play Now | Play in Popup
Ultralab Example : Play Now | Play in Popup
Meanwhile Martin Hodder at Ravens Wood School in Bromley, Kent created this brilliant experimental animation:: Play Now | Play in Popup