Today Miss Hewitt gave the class a special challenge: to create an informative animation all about the Great Fire of London! First of all, we had to decide which were the most important events of the fire so we knew the scenes we wanted to include. Then we split off into 6 groups to make props for our scenes.
We used lots of different materials, including lego, tissue paper, and plasticine to make the fire, people, and backgrounds. We had to think carefully about what we wanted to happen in our scene so we knew what we needed to make. Then we had to delegate tasks so that each member of the team was working on something.
Finally, it was time to start animating. We gathered our props and headed to the animation station, where Mr Cauldwell showed us how to create stop-motion animation. We saw that we needed to move our props a tiny bit each time we took a photo so that they moved realistically, rather than jumping all over the place!
Then it was our turn! We worked in our groups on the macs to animate our scene. Watch this space for the finished product!