The second episode of the Art Clast Podcast is finally complete. The podcast is actually the report made to take part in the BBC School Reports competition. The Art Clast team created a report on the arguments for and against contemporary art. You’ll agree that they’ve done a fantastic job. Alison B has spent a lot of time editing the images and information together and Louise W and Paul C have been wrecking their heads scripting and discussing points of views for the sections.
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Below you will find some examples of the design sheets created for the animation unit themed on WWII. Created by Primary Teaching Students from Glasgow University, the sheets are a great example of the hard work that teacher’s have to put into every art unit they create. Photographs are taken while the exemplars were on display in Glasgow University/St Andrews Building.
This week’s Artwork of the Week comes from a Primary Teaching Student at the University of Glasgow. Miss Quigley created the short animation below at home. This gritty and quite realistic animation was shot using a Sony digital camera, then the photos were processed through iStop Motion, with sounds and editing completed in iMovie.
The short focuses on the people who are left behind after war, it shows us that it is not just those that are involved in the war, but those connected, who feel a greater impact through hurt and loss. The figure of the lead woman waiting on her loved one is extremely successful, her clothes look of the period and flow and move realistically, her proportions are more real than that usually seen in animations and she reacts well within the scenery, with the lighting and with each prop.
A beautifully created masterpiece with visuals and emotions that stay with you long after the film has finished.
The Primary School Teaching students have been continuing to develop their ideas and are experimenting with the possibilities of animation and the software iStop Motion. After an intense three hour session on Wednesday, most of the teachers had animated part of their short. The collection above includes a few of these videos, some of which, have been post edited by myself to increase their drama and impact.
This week I’ve had the chance to work with a group of enthusiastic Primary School Teaching Students. Their project of work involves making an exemplar World War II animation aimed towards P7 pupils and to arrange a unit of work around it for teaching in class.
It’s interesting to see the differences between the Primary and Secondary levels in teaching. Secondary School Teachers are required to be specific and a master in their field, Primary Teachers are required to be good at everything, which can be stressful, I’m sure. So, I was surprised at the overall standard of artistic skill among the teachers.
Above, a train collage is trimmed from sugar paper, details are added with a fine black pen. Below, a queuing man is sculpted in plastercine, storyboarding panels can be seen behind the figure.
Above, a well dressed girl is created from a pipe cleaners wire frame surrounded by modelling clay. Below, a similarly dressed girl is created from the top down.
Below, Two great examples of background creation using printouts and paints.
These were elements created within a 3 hour crash course to stop animation, they are aimed towards a primary level and remain unfinished, though the storyboards, characters and scenery being developed looks very promising and I can’t wait to see the next stages.