Animation Workshop at Alfriston School


Pupils at Alfriston School in Buckinghamshire participated in an Introduction to Animation workshop on Wednesday 14th June 2006.

The pupils used Apple Macintosh computers and a variety of software to create the animations below. iStopMotion software allowed the pupils to make the animation.

The group were given a theme 'disappear' which provided a constraint for their ideas. Pupils had only 90 minutes to plan and make a short animation, in which many recorded a soundtrack using GarageBand. The soundtracks were added to the animation using iMovie software.

The Animations

Kidnap Chips
by Laura and Joanne

The Hungry Snake
by Catherine and Kristiane

Pizza Cat
by Saminah and Amy

Ice Cream Meltdown
by Donna and Nicole

The Making of ...

With thanks to Mrs Horrocks, ICT Co-ordinator who supported this activity.

Submitted by Jonathan Furness on Fri, 2006-06-16 19:22.
Submitted by visitor on Sat, 2006-06-17 16:20.

Good work with the Alfriston pupils.A fine example of Stepping Stones working with another school to mutual benefit.Thanks to Anne and Val.

Submitted by visitor on Sat, 2006-06-17 18:09.

Hi everyone,

Just seen your animated films that you produced with Alfriston School. They superb! I like them all ... especially liked the Pizza Cat then The Hungry Snake followed by the following two films Kidnap Chips and the Ice Cream Meltdown! Well done :-)

The music was up beat and very catchy! Fab choice of music! :-)

Looking forward to seeing more great animations from both schools!

Amy, you looked as if you enjoyed making those films and seeing them come to life! :-)

Submitted by visitor on Mon, 2006-06-19 20:38.

Many thanks to Amy and Jonathan for the work at Alfriston. A great time was had by all . Looking forward to more
inter school links.

Submitted by visitor on Thu, 2006-06-22 17:32.

Hi Val,
Thank you very nicely for your comment i had a great time i bet Jonathan did too. Many thanks for letting me come for the day .

Submitted by visitor on Fri, 2006-06-23 08:50.

Thank you Val for your support and encouragement of our school.If you can make our Hemi event on Sunday our students will ensure you get extra popcorn ( Stepping Stones marquee)

Submitted by visitor on Fri, 2006-06-23 14:40.

What brilliant animations - amazing, for first attempts! Well done all of you and thank you to Jonathan for organising it!
A good partnership with a Buckinghamshire school.