Seaford College Art Department has a number of young animators amongst its GCSE and A level candidates. Using the same software that Aardman use for ‘Wallace and Gromit’, youngsters can now create their own stop-frame animations.
Last year Millie Elwes finished a piece that she successfully used as part of her AS course and this year a number of GCSE candidates are making short animated films as part of their portfolios. Not only do they have to film the short scene, they also have to go through a lengthy design process to make the characters, and the set, whilst experimenting with the movements to make them convincing.
A couple of the early efforts can be seen at the links below.
Will Strivens piece ‘DUTCH COURAGE’ – Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw1KpUzh_kg
Ben Leonard’s piece ‘MISERABLE LES’ – Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpLV4x4Ryg&feature=channel