Animation Project – Moordown St John’s Primary School

wave arts education agency commissioned animator James Price to work with 60 pupils from Moordown St John’s Primary School in Bournemouth to create a short animation based on the pupils creative writing.

Pupils created short poems around the theme of ‘keep moving’, and from these developed a story and story board on which to base the film.

The next step was to design and draw the characters, settings and objects needed to tell the story visually from the sky and stars, to presents, chimneys and Father Christmas.  After that the soundtrack was recorded and added to the action.

All these elements were put together to create a unique and visually stunning animation:

For more information about getting involved in animation work see our Creative Literacy Projects.