ANIMATED TALES

Workshops and Take Away Animation

and Storymaking Courses

 

Coming Soon

Tales from the heart of the Forest
Saturday 4th March, Brighton

The nights are long and it is time to collect around the metaphorical fire (whilst the wolves howl outside) to make and tell an embodied story. Stories are an intricate part of ourselves and our culture. They are what connects us and differentiates us and they can be way to healing but also a way to madness.
In this workshop we might be telling a story about a girl lost in the forest with the beasts, or a man who kills his father, or children exiled from home, or a hunter who becomes the hunted. There are many stories to explore, relate to and subvert. We will make a collaborative film from one of these.
We will be using stop-frame animation, clay puppets and shadows, bits of twig, wire and found objects, you will get plasticine under your finger nails and most likely howl into a microphone. We will eat cake and drink too much coffee (both provided). In short, it will be intuitive, fun and embodied.
You will learn basic stop frame animation and puppet making skills.
Saturday March 4th 2023, 10.30-4.30pm Brighton (near the station). Limited places.



 

Home Animation Training

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These bookable training days from my home/studio in Brighton are tailor made to your animation and storymaking needs. They are honed for you to tell your own story and make your own film. There might be a particular skill that you want to explore or story you want to start making.
The days are for 1-3 people and you can organise your own group of people. The over-all cost between you is £400 per day and includes lunch and tea/coffee.
If you don't have a ready made group contact me and we might be able to connect you with others.
I also offer ongoing support and mentoring online or face to face to help you tell/make your story. Contact me for further information.

 

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


 

Claymation and

Story-Making Course

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.

 

£65

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2D Puppet Animation and

Story-Making Course

(shadow and cut-out puppets)

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.

 

£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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