ANIMATED TALES

Workshops and Take Away Animation

and Storymaking Courses

 

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Thursday  17th February 7.30-9.30pm. 

Stop-Frame Animation Workshop

This evening online workshop will give you a whistlestop tour of the magic and potential of stop-frame animation. You will make (very quick) 2D and 3D puppets and then bring them to life through this accessible and wonderful process.

No experience neccessary, though you will need a smart phone or tablet with the Stop Motion Studio app. and a few materials such as clay/plasticine, paper and pencils/pens and ideally a small table tripod (such as this).

Fully Booked
Contact me to go on the waiting list or join my mailing list for future workshops.

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Make Your Own TV; Collaborative Storymaking and Animation Course, Coming Soon

This will take place over the course of 4 two hour evenings (plus one for a premiere screening). Dates to be announced.

In this online course we will be making a collaborative film with a pre-decided story (this could be something like Dracula, Red Riding Hood, Oedipus Rex, Macbeth etc.) using any stop-frame technique you want (claymation, drawn animation, 2d animation etc.), we will add sound, and then all the pieces that you make will be edited together.  We will then have an online screening with invited friends and family with drinks and popcorn). Throughout the course we will also have time to think and talk about the use of this medium in clinical and community settings and working with potentially difficult and traumatic narratives.

You will need basic knowledge and experience of the stop-frame technique (e.g from the evening workshop above or one of the take away courses below). You will also need a smart phone or tablet with the Stop Motion Studio app. installed and some basic art materials such us clay/plasticine and ideally a tripod (and holder) or small table tripod (such as this). More details here.

Numbers on this course are limited.

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ANIMATION AND TRAUMA NARRATIVES; ANIMATION IN COMMUNITY AND CLINICAL SETTINGS

This series of workshops have been put on hold for the time being in this format. However the 'Make Your Own TV' course above will include time to explore working with trauma narratives in a variety of settings.

I will though be leading a 2 day workshop on 'Animation and Embodied Story-Making in Clinical Settings' run by BAAT on 8th and 9th July bookable through BAAT here.

EVENING ONLINE ANIMATION WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whilst the nights are still long and dark, it is a perfect time to immerse yourself in the magic and light of stop-frame animation and start to tell your own stories and make (instead of watch?) your own TV. From there you are started on this weird and wonderful journey.

Take-Away Animation and Story-Making Courses
Learn animation in your own space and time with support.


 

Claymation and

Story-Making Course

2D Puppet Animation and

Story-Making Course

(shadow and cut-out puppets)

Your Course will

  • include a step by step tutorial on making claymation puppets (including armatures).

  • include a step by step tutorial on animating your puppets using a stop-frame animation app.

  • include an accompanying text and a kit-list.

  • show you how to add backgrounds and sound to your animation.

  • give you tasks to undertake in your own time.

  • give you the tools to tell your story and also facilitate others to tell theirs.

  • be experimental, lo-tech and enjoyable.

  • offer you a monthly drop-in support group with other participants and one 1:1 bookable online support session which will guide you through the ups and down of your creative process.

 

£65

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Your Course will

  • include a step by step tutorial on making shadow and cut-out puppets.

  • include a step by step tutorial on animating your puppets using a stop-frame animation app. (and also make them talk).

  • give you tasks to undertake in your own time.

  • include an accompanying text and kit-list.

  • show you how to add backgrounds and sound to your animation.

  • give you the tools to tell your story and also facilitate others to tell theirs.

  • be experimental, lo-tech and enjoyable.

  • offer you a monthly drop-in support group with other participants and one 1:1 bookable online support session which will guide you through the ups and down of your creative process.

 

£65

MORE INFO

Claymation and 2D Puppet Animation and Storymaking Courses Combo

Get both of the courses above at the special price of £100

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£100

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"My friends have noticed how much happier I am after days spent making animations on Tony’s course. I’ve entered a magical world, full of light and dark."(Animated Tales Participant)

ANIMATED TALES

FEEDBACK FROM COURSE PARTICIPANTS

"I wake up in the morning thinking about animations - this course has got me hooked on the tiny world."

 

"This course expanded my awareness, creative output and understanding in three different areas: learning technical tools, overcoming my own blocks to creativity, and exploring my story. Animation techniques were introduced in simple, low tech steps, offering me a manageable way into a vast world of possibilities. Tony’s encouragement was gentle and practical. Under his guidance, I have produced work that has surprised and delighted me. Following the course has also allowed new insights to emerge from playing with my own story from a new perspective."

"It’s a brilliant course delivered in manageable subject modules with exactly the right proportions of practical guidance, thoughtful examples, encouragement to play, try things out and learn from what happens, technical help, and really helpful materials lists of what and where to buy what you might need. I don’t want it to end."

"Using the skills and methods Tony taught, I have gone on to use them with a friend in a care setting. With Tony as mentor and guide, we are working on a project that has already achieved significant benefits for both me and my co-creator; and is very moving to be a part of."

"With each film I make I learn new things, apply my own eclectic skill set in new ways and I learn how this magical world works and the potential it carries. The course is exceptional, Tony is a gifted and conscientious facilitator."

"The course has been fantastic, and if it wasn’t for the online format, I don’t think I would have found the time to do it inbetween work and study.  It has allowed me to work at my own pace and focus on my own areas of development without feeling excessively constrained by formulaic modules.  I have really appreciated that freedom of expression whilst still having a guiding hand to keep me on track!  It has been really exciting to see my story develop and come to life as I have learnt new skills and techniques." 

 

"I think this modality will now become part of my ‘toolkit’ in both my own creative practice and in the work I do in a forensic settings with adolescents."

"A Brilliant, Creative, Experimental, Educational Fun Course"

"As an Art Therapist I find that the Animation skills I have learnt on the courses have enabled me to help develop clients interest in the field of Animation. I have a client at present who is designing some brilliant characters for his own Animation."

 

Contact Me

Tony Gammidge and Animated Tales

tgammidge@gmail.com

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