The Unit 7 Cut out animation Workshop is more a time for us to experiment with cut out animation.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Pen/pencils/colour pencils/Paint/felt-tip pens (depending how far you want to go with the experiment)
- Scissors/Craft knife
- Glue/Blue Tack
- paper-fasteners/needles and threads
- Editing/sound software
Project: You will create a cut-out animation in group or individually
- Background research; research the different cut-out animation techniques and equipment needed, as well as the different tasks, and framing techniques.
- Chose a target audience for your animation
- Plan your animation; write a short script, make your storyboard and a task list
- Think of a simple story- Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?
- What would you like your characters to do?
- Stories need a beginning, middle and end. You might need to spend more than 5 minutes, thinking about your plot.
- Think of what will be animated and what will be static
- Also start thing of music theme and sound effects
- You can start to sketch ideas on a sheet of paper. This should include ideas for back drop (background).
- Re-draw the characters and props for production. You will need series of heads/eyes/lips with different expressions, hands and feet in different positions , so you can interchange them. Do the same for all animated elements/props needed for the animation.
- Set your background (explore different ways to create backgrounds for cut out animation 3d paper, or flat drawings)
- Use camera; take step by step images, the process is the same as pixilation (one step at a time)
- Use audition for sound editing, voice over recording
- Use an animation editing software for the post production process (add sound effects, titles and credits)
- upload/distribute your animation to your audience
Learn how to make a cut out animation (resources)
Jamie Caliri: Making of United "Dragon" Commercial
Making a puppet for cut out animation
This is not an instructable on making a paper cutout animation, only making the puppet itself.