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?
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.
Secret Recipe #9 from Animating Kids
Our lessons are device and app independent.
Imagine kids teaching kids via demonstrations and secret recipes for:
Explaining frames per second
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
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
Visualize written infomation
Sequence a storyboard
Compose scenes with cinematographic rules
Understand reasoning behind camera positions
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.
Let us save you time and energy by providing a "turn-key" solution for teaching visual expression skills to elementary age media makers!
The Animation Chefs Team
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