November 2013

In October 2013 a group of young people took part in a one day stop-motion animation workshop at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) supported by Chocolate Films.

We started the day by exploring some of the site’s history and found out about the chapel fire of 1779, which destroyed the original chapel interior. Using this story as inspiration the group devised three scenes for their animation, thinking about which characters and objects they would need to represent as well as considering how they would be able to show movement and perspective through stop-motion animation.

Working in groups the young people created and drew characters and objects for each scene including sailors, cups, party decorations, flames and buckets of water to bring the story to life.

Using digital film equipment and animation software, including sound effects, the young people explored the process of creating a stop-motion animation before putting these new skills into practice to create the story of the chapel fire.

You can find out more about Chocolate Films on their website.

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