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Contents All about Bob ............................................................................................... 3 What will you use to help you get Bobbing along? ..................................... 4 Teachers....................................................................................................... 5 What do I need to think about? Example planning sheet. ......................... 6 Animation hints and tips............................................................................. 8 Curriculum links.........................................................................................10 Useful Websites ............................................................................................13

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All about Bob Bob is about to set off on an exciting mission! It is your job to help him! Bob loves to explore, but sometimes he gets into trouble. You can help Bob to drive his car, swing through the jungle on a rope and even sail across the ocean. Who knows what else might happen to him on his exciting mission or just where he will end up?

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What will you use to help you get Bobbing along? You are going to use Frames animation software to help Bob get around on his missions. You will need: Lots and lots of different Bobs Some bits and bobs for Bob Frames animation software A web camera Tripod Backgrounds Extra sound effect and music files Scissors Card Sellotape Blu tack …..and a good imagination to make sure his missions are as exciting as possible!

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Teachers In your pack you will have a complete set of Bobs: Bobbing along Bouncing Bob Race car Bob Bubbly Bob Footy Bob Rolling along Tarzan Bob Skater Bob Balancing Bob Title screen 2 sets of spare Bobs 2 sets of spare Bobs, of different sizes 2 sets of Bob’s friend Roberta 2 sets of spare Robertas, of different sizes A sheet of extras A blank storyboard Web Camera and mini tripod Frames software – 5 user licence Sheet of green vivelle, which can also be used if you decide to have a go at chroma keying!

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What do I need to think about? Example planning sheet. The Water Cycle Equipment Web camera Animation Software Coloured card and paper Big sheet of blue for background Tissue paper Blu tack Set up equipment and make sure all is working BEFORE starting! Storyboard Make a plan of the main frames – small amendments can be made as you go along Sound effects needed: Wind Rain Running water Soothing music

Preparation Source all of your equipment and lay out ready – keep out of the way of drafts, especially if you are doing 2D animation! Think about lighting – either set up a lamp or work in a clearly lit place.

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Assign duties Names of animators – Adam and Jennifer Name of computer operator and narrator- Jodie

Animating – jobs Computer operator Makes sure all hands are cleared out of frame before taking a shot and watch out for shadows. Save regularly. You can see the screen, so make sure nothing is left in frame that shouldn’t be there before taking shots. Animators Wait for computer operator to give you a signal before setting next frame up. All Check through animation every few minutes to make sure it is developing how you imagined. Talk to each other as you go and share ideas! Do not worry too much if you make a mistake – frames can easily be removed.

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Animation hints and tips Tips from experienced animators in Y6. The most important single tip I think is.......keep it simple, really simple and use onion skinning!! • •

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Set up on a table using a tripod. Give yourself ample room to work around your laptop/computer and animation. Patience, planning and presentation! Get creative and make your own backgrounds or design them using a paint package. Frame your shot and keep the camera in the same position. Try allocating specific roles to children in the group e.g. someone in charge of taking the shots, someone to move the character, someone to signal a frame is ready to be shot i.e. all hands are out of the way. If one character is talking be sure to make the others move a little as this looks more lifelike. To make characters look like they are winking or blinking, take an eye off, take 2 or 3 frames and then put the eye back on. If working in 2D, you could cover the eye up. To have a pause in the film take more than one frames. If you want the action to be smooth then make sure you move your characters just a little at a time. Don’t make shadows by blocking light when filming. If possible use a lamp and then be sure to position it in the same place each time you begin filming. Make sure the light is shining on your characters not behind them – watch out for shadows.

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Consider creating short sequences as you go along so that you can link them later. Sound and/or music are extremely important - they can have a huge impact on the effectiveness of your animation. However, think about sound, music and titles when you’ve finished filming. When you speak in the microphone it is a good idea to have it near your cheek so that your breath doesn’t make hit it and make a sound. Speak slowly, clearly and expressively into the microphone.

If working in 3D • Why not make your own stage from a cardboard box? To improve the lighting cut a window out of one side and cover in grease proof paper. Shine your stage light through this window. • Give your characters wide feet or a wide base so that they stand up easily. • Make any features larger than life as this will make animating easier. • If using a box to set your characters and scene be sure to position it in the same place every time you set up – use some markers.

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Curriculum links Art

Encourage children to design their own backgrounds and scenery. Link to unit 6A People in Action – use of Pivot Stick Animator software (freely downloadable). (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html) Instructions on how to use Pivot Stick Animator can be found on the Kent website. (http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/ict/animations/) Illustrate famous artists eg Giuseppe Arimboldo’s personification of fruit and vegetables. Animate photographs and/or pictures from magazines combined with art work. What would the Mona Lisa be saying if she could talk? Animate her mouth and add a voice over.

Design and technology

Create own articulated 2D figures to animate using card and paper fasteners. Create own 3D models considering key features to ensure ease of animation. Can they stand up? Do they look good? Follow the design process to build simple settings and scenery to enhance the final product. Link to units within the DT curriculum eg Create animation of the making of a photograph frame or musical instrument. Why not animate making your own pizza or sandwich? Great fun.

Geography

Explain the story of the water cycle through animation. My journey to school – lends itself to 2D or 3D exploration Animate the journey of a river. A day in the life of the weather. A tour around the globe - use 3D globe or 2D world map.

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History

Re-create historical events e.g. first man to land on the moon. Tell story of the Henry VIII and his wives - think 'Horrible Histories'!! Animated timeline

Literacy

Divide story into simple steps to reinforce the key elements eg a ‘potted’ myth, an imaginary world. Story board a popular story e.g. Goldilocks, The Fish Who Could Wish, The Tortoise and the Hare, even Teddy Bears Picnic. Visually interpret a piece of text like a poem or a single word. Encourage children to create their own models to create stories around and develop characterisation. Create a SMA based around Shakespeare. Divide each into scenes, add voice over and match backing music to mood. Use an animation with speech bubbles.

ICT

Use Audio Networks for sound tracks: http://audio.lgfl.org.uk (in Staffs school only) Use www.freesounds.com to locate sound effects Create your own sound track/sound effects using Audacity Import your animation into Windows Movie Maker and build on the soundtrack.

Music

Use Audacity (freely downloadable) or other sound manipulation software, to compose music to accompany their animation. Encourage children to experiment with the impact music and sound effects can have on an animation, e.g. changing the mood completely . 2D Animation - animate the notes on a musical score sheet

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Numeracy

Illustrate basic number functions. Use modelling clay or plasticine to morph from one shape to another adding sound effects for fun. 2D Venn diagrams to sort shapes Count the birds flying in and landing on a tree!

PSHE

Create healthy eating animations – animated fruit and vegetables could be great fun. Create animations around keeping fit, feelings, looking after pets or being eco friendly. Use 2D animation to explore feelings – use just a face and key features to animate

RE

Retell a Bible story through models e.g. Noah’s Ark. Divide the Christmas story between groups for animation, each with a different background. Link these to create the full story. Bring a Parable to life with animation e.g. The Good Samaritan.

Science

Explain a simple scientific concept through animation e.g. from seed to flower or how a force impacts on an object. Animate the life cycle of a flowering plant.

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Useful Websites Help, ideas and lesson plans for using Frames software http://www.tech4learning.com/ Click on Recipes and look at the 3 different levels of support Animation for Education - lots of ideas here http://www.animationforeducation.co.uk/home_index.htm The software is great and this site has lots of useful hints and tips for you, including example films. http://www.stopmotionpro.com/ Teacher's TV - KS1/2 Art - 2D Animation - well worth watching, with lots of resources and ideas http://www.teachers.tv/video/2743 Hints and tips on animation http://www.animationtoolworks.com/library/article9.html 3D Animation ideas from Teacher's TV – http://www.teachers.tv/video/2744 Animation history, techniques and tips http://www.filmeducation.org/primary/animation/animation.h tml Pivot Stick Animator – free software http://www.snapfiles.com/get/stickfigure.html Kent Website for help with Pivot Stick Animator http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/ict/animations/

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Audacity free download http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Please note that you will also need to download the Lame encoder to export files from Audacity to mp3, the default option is WAV. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq Audio Networks http://audio.lgfl.org.uk Sound Effects www.freesounds.com Even more links!! http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/Animation/Stop-Motion/

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