This was a two week summer school that gave young children the opportunity to create a stop frame animation film. The film was created using the very accessible iStopMotion software. Working with myself as the facilitator children created the story, made the props and characters and armature (movable skeleton enabling the characters to move), shot and edited the film and uploaded it to the Brindley Arts Centre Website. This was followed by a music summer school with a different group of young people, who created and recorded music to accompany the film live at the Brindley Cinema. Animate sought to engage children from the polis/Belarusian communities recently moved to the area. Animate was one of a series of annual summer schools that worked with different target groups to create film and accompanying live music using a range of technologies.

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