ANIMATED TALES

Take Away Animation and

Story-Making Courses and Workshops

Animated Tales delivers lo-tec, experimental and embodied story-making courses, workshops and mentoring using stop-frame animation.  Animation is an accessible and magical filmmaking process through which to tell and make (up) stories.

Our courses, workshops and mentoring are for anyone with a story to tell, whether you are new to animation or have previous experience. They are designed to support you with the story you want to make and to encourage you in the ups and downs of the process.

 

Animated Tales courses are also for artists, arts therapists, health professionals, educators and those who want to learn and use animation and embodied story-making in their work with other people.

 

We work with stories that come from memory, imagination, from archives, diaries, the body, fairy tales and myths, stories made up or half remembered as well as stories that emerge from the animation and film making process.

 

Since 2008 Animated Tales has pioneered the use of stop frame animation in mental health, education and personal development.

Animated Tales Course Menu

  1. Short Take-Away Courses

  2. One Day Workshops (remote at present)

  3. Individual Mentoring and Supervision; more details here.

"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

Short Take-Away Courses

Available now for you to work on in your own time at home

or in your studio with online 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.

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

£75

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Claymation and 2D Puppet Animation and Storymaking Courses Combo

Get both of the courses above at the special price of £120 (saving of £30)

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£120

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.

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

 

£75

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Animation in Clinical Settings

(working with trauma narratives).

coming soon.

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Your Course will

  • offer practical and theoretical guidance on using animation safely with people who have suffered trauma.

  • explore the links between this method and trauma theory.

  • offer you a monthly drop-in support group with other participants and 1:1 bookable online support for up to 6 months.

  • include a step by step tutorial on making puppets (claymation and 2D).

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

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

  • be experimental, lo-tech and enjoyable.

More information coming soon, register your interest here.

ANIMATED TALES

ONE DAY ANIMATION WORKSHOPS 2021

(remote and eventually 'actual')

Spend an immersive and focused day making your own animation film at home with support from me and in the (virtual) company of others. Start to explore this magical medium and begin to tell/make your own story.

How does this work?

You will receive a video tutorial (with accompanying text ) with clear instructions for the workshop.

There will be some collaborative group time (online) and then you will get on with the tutorial and the tasks on your own in your space and we will keep checking in with each other. I will be available all day for facilitation and support. The tutorials will be yours to keep from that day.

More remote and 'actual' one day workshops coming soon including; Stop Frame Animation with Trauma Narratives.

If you would like to be notified of this course when they become available, contact me here.

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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