Over the past few weeks I have been teaching my class film making techniques and encouraging them to go off and create a short film of their own. One group decided to create an animated short based on a very simple idea of two characters playing games. I helped the group develop the idea along with a storyboard and editing but they did everything else – filming frame by frame using ‘I Can Animate from Kudlian Soft’, Windows Movie Maker and some natural sunlight (we didn’t have any other lighting unfortunately). The 2 minute short is a wonderful demonstration of student creativity.
Give them the tools, teach them how to use them and let them create.