Enrol now for our new Animate! with Aardman course

05 Sep 2023

4 mins
Animate! with Aardman training course
Animate! with Aardman training course

As part of our exciting new partnership with Aardman, we're thrilled to present Animate! with Aardman, a new stop motion animation training course tailored specifically for primary educators.

The course, which is split into six short instructive and engaging videos, is hosted on our very own Learning Platform, and you can enrol now to begin the course today! Created by the genius animators behind such beloved classics as Wallace & GromitShaun the Sheep and Chicken Run, this one hour on-demand course is designed to be used with young learners, and will teach primary educators everything they need to know to bring the magic of stop-motion animation into the classroom.

With busy timetables, we know you want to get the most out of every lesson, and stop motion animation is a creative way to integrate learning from across the curriculum. Pupils can use this kinaesthetic opportunity to put their unique spin on any topic, from demonstrating how a volcano works to answering questions about the planets... the creative opportunities are infinite! What's more, stop motion animation encourages pupils to build their understanding and fine-tune their storytelling skills.

Each of the six short videos is classroom-ready and is led by an Aardman director or crew member who each share their skills and set a task. The course covers all the essentials, from generating ideas, to storyboarding and adding sound effects.

If you're new to Into Film, or haven't used our Learning Platform before, it couldn't be easier to get started. Simply sign up for a free Into Film account. Once you're signed in, you'll be able to enrol and begin course. What's more, you'll also have access to even more online training courses, hundreds of free curriculum-linked resources, and with a valid Public Video Screening (PVS) Licence, you can use the Into Film+ streaming service to bring an eclectic range of films into the classroom.

Join our Animate! with Aardman webinar

Wednesday 8 November 2023, 16:15-17:15

We're delighted to also be hosting a special webinar with Aardman director Gav Strange, who will give educators an even greater insight into the way stop motion animation can be used in the classroom to engage, educate and enthral young people.

Designed to complement the Animate! with Aardman course, this exclusive webinar will also offer a teacher's perspective on the filmmaking process, as Into Film's Training Manager explores strategies to inspire your pupils' creativity through stop motion. 

You'll also get the chance to ask your animation questions and build your confidence with the process itself, as Gav talks you through recording a simple but striking stop motion film.

Note: Into Film's courses and webinars are only available to UK educators.

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