West Lea School & Silhouette Animation


Quirky Pictures led a workshops for the BBC Children in Need at West Lea School. The stop motion film  was made over a  period of six days in winter. Ours young and enthusiast animators  adpated the story of the “Sword in the Stone” and then created and animated beautiful silhouettes puppets  in the beautiful style of Lotte Reiniger.

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Arthur going to London

Arthur pulling the Magic Sword

West Lea Silhouettes

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Six days workshop at West Lea School funded by BBC Children in Need in collaboration with The Film and Video Workshop Animation Workshop made by 11-16 years old

Thanks to the  “BBC Children in Need “, 15 pupils aged 11 – 16 years from West Lea School took part in a one week animation workshop. Working with two professional animators, the children reworked the old tale of  ” The Sword in the Stone” creating this stunning animation film. They spent the days planning, storyboarding, constructing backgrounds or ‘sets’, puppets and props and animating their creations using stop motion animation techniques. Finally, they worked on the narration and voice over to produce this fantastic film.

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About Quirky Pictures

Award winning professional animators teaching animation workshops in and around London, England