Why Animating Kids?

Because Every Kid Today Should Go To Film School

In a world where kids have their own Youtube channels, the basic language of media production should be taught early and often. 

Animating Kids is a video course with supporting worksheets which teach the secret recipes animators have used for the past 100+ years with a scope and sequence which is cumulative and fun. 

Classrooms are the largest movie theater system in the world - why not turn them into movie production studios? 

Classrooms are the largest movie theater system in the world - why not turn them into movie production studios? 

The days of teaching kids media literacy via random Youtube tips, or winging-it with random experiments are over. 

Whether you are animating with Legos, clay, paper, or action figures our lessons walk kids through step-by-step, transferable media production skills.

Students can work by themselves or in teams. Teachers and media mentors can focus on life skills while the video demonstrations by the Animation Chefs deliver the instructional goods.

Sample Lesson

Secret Recipe #9 from Animating Kids

Our lessons are device and app independent.  

Imagine kids teaching kids via demonstrations and secret recipes for:

  • Device set-up

  • Explaining frames per second

  • Sound design

  • Creating speed with spacing

  • Slowing-down and speeding-up formulas

  • Squash and stretch concepts

  • Winding-up and following through skills

  • Combining multiple animation concepts simultaneously

  • Quiver and shake recipes

  • Running and walking strategies

  • Character lip-synching

  • Thinking with Blinking

  • And much, much more

Animating Kids lessons will challenge young learners to:

  • Do the Math of Motion

  • Discover how time and space are related

  • Follow instructions

  • Write dialogue

  • Visualize written infomation

  • Sequence a storyboard

  • Hypothesize

  • Engineer props

  • Improvise

  • Voice Act

  • Think Spatially

  • Compose scenes with cinematographic rules

  • Understand reasoning behind camera positions

  • Structure story

  • Collaborate • Problem solve • Negotiate

  • Synthesize academics, play and creativity in service of a project

  • Enjoy public exhibition and sharing

Our basic 21 lessons are up now. We will be adding lessons and projects monthly at no additional cost, so your investment in your young media makers grows along with their passion for bringing their creativity to life!

Subscribe to Animating Kids today!

A skills-based media production curriculum for young kids.

A skills-based media production curriculum for young kids.

Let us save you time and energy by providing a "turn-key" solution for teaching visual expression skills to elementary age media makers!

Thank You! 

The Animation Chefs Team

 

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