Flash Animation for Islington Summer University London_ “How to” short animated movies

Quirky Pictures led a workshop for Film and Video Workshop.  These  9 short flash film were made over a  period of four days during Summer Break. Ours student  created short stories  , recorded a  voice over and  then animated to the sound using Adobe Flash CS3.  To watch the animation click on the movies or find them here

The”How To” films were based on a skill or a hobby The film are a short instructional video for friends and family to watch. Some are funny, ore are spoof …

View Stills pictures here

How to:

1) Play table tennis

by Brandon

2) Eat a VLC (very large cow)

by Guillem

3) To protect your house from a vacuum cleaner

by Nicholas

4) To defend yourself against granparents

by Samuel

5) To survive a plane crash

by Elliot

6) To win a bet

by Lawren

7) To survive a minefield

by Alex

8 ) To survive in the middle of nowhere

by Seran

9) To protect yourself from turbo-charged ninja of doom by James

by James

Four days workshop funded by Islington Council and Summer university London in collaboration with The Film and Video Workshop Animation Workshop made by 10-16 years old.

Thanks to the Summer University of London 9 pupils aged 10 – 16 years took part in a four day animation workshop. Working with two professional animators, the children created  a series of playful animation film. They spent the days planning, storyboarding, acting and recording their narration, and they learnt how  to use Adobe Flash  to create their drawn animation and Adobe premiere to edit the final movies. Using Flash the student learnt the basic technique of drawn  animation and morphing.

About Quirky Pictures

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