FAQs About Licensing and Purchasing
Our goal is to make the purchase process as seamless as possible and allow your organization to access to the content quickly.
• Where can we get a detailed overview of the Animating Kids curriculum before we purchase?
1st: Comprehensive video training on Animating Kids! scope and sequence can be obtained by Signing up for our 5 Part Video email series here. This includes sample recipes from each of our five levels and best-practice training from our founder.
2nd: Animation Chef’s summary videos and a complete breakdown of our lessons can be had by clicking the Overview tab on the navigation bar.
• What Defines a One-Classroom Subscription?
A one-classroom subscription is based on one-room, one-teacher with up to 20 students and 20 simultaneous logins. Each primary subscriber will have sole user/password login permissions. One class = one "seat" or "subscription" with a clearly specified instructor.
We offer a 10% discount for additional classrooms in the same building, up to a 50% saving per classroom. For example, 2nd class -10% off, 3rd -20% off, 4th -30%, 5th - 40%, and each additional at -50%. This is often used to have 1 or 2 grade levels in a building subscribe.
If inquiring about multiple-sites or large populations per site, i.e. 100+ students per teacher, email email@example.com for a quote. Also see below for standard quote and PO process.
• I run a program that cycles 100's of students through one classroom, i.e. library media center, art room, after school program, etc.
We currently serve 15,000 students in these types of environments. A company-wide or school-wide license will be negotiated, taking into account many variables.
Each situation is unique, but enrollment numbers and simultaneous logins playing a large part in the outcome.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the quote process.
• Do you take Purchase Orders? What is your quote process?
Here is a standard process, some districts and organizations may differ:
1. Decide the products you would like to purchase for your team and gain approval from your administration.
Find out if any additional information is needed to make Animating Kids! an approved vendor (W-9, sole-source, etc.)
2. Submit a request for a quote to email@example.com Include the following.
Name of School
Name of Purchasing employee
Address of school/district
# of teachers who will need a license
3. We will send you a quote via email along with any additional information needed to be added as a vendor (W-9, sole-source, etc.)
4. The school or district will create a purchase order and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. We will set up and send logins to the purchased resources and email an invoice for payment.
6. School or district will send check payable or wire transfer to J.S. Productions
Address: 60 Newtown Rd. #49 Danbury Ct. 06810
• Can our school transfer a subscription from one teacher to another mid-year?
A one-year subscription is good for one teacher and CAN be transferred to another teacher at any time. The school owns the subscription rather than the teacher. Preferred by schools, after schools, and districts due to flexibility.
High Enrollment Environments, Building & District Licenses, and Multiple-Site Licenses.
Many of our subscribers include homeschool organizations, arts councils, libraries, after school and before school multi-site companies, and many unique configurations of disparate-uses of Animating Kids!.
• How Will Teachers Access the Curriculum?
Animating Kids! is a browser-based website streaming service with downloadable support materials and instructor guides available for print-out. A projection screen, tablet or computer screen will be required for viewing, and access to a printer for the PDF printouts.
We do not allow download of our videos off of our service, accept with special permission in limited cased.
Our video tutorials/lessons will be accessed through login to the Animating Kids! site. Currently there is no "app" per se. All content, including downloadable PDFs are accessed when logged in to our website's members area.
Again please email us if we have not answered your questions @ email@example.com
• What Is The Scope and Sequence of the Animating Kids System?
Here is the entire Animating Kids curriculum to date - new material added regularly.
(Over 5hrs of 140+ Super Engaging Video Tutorials with Prep-Saving PDFs, and P.D.)
• White Hat Recipes - The Basics of Animation (Total Running Time - 58:33 )
Introduction by The Animation Chefs (0:39)
Set Up Your Device (5:08)
Frames Per Second (2:39)
Sound Design (2:07)
Spacing is Speed (2:15)
Speeding Up/Slowing Down (1:36)
Bouncing Ball (1:16)
Bouncing Ball w Squash & Stretch (1:29)
Jump w Wind Up (1:55)
Jump w Follow Through (1:30)
Jump w Squash/Stretch & Wind Up/Follow Through (1:56)
Loops & Cycles (1:54)
Loops on a Path (1:21)
Inbetween Blur (2:06)
Simple Walks & Runs (2:29)
Swing with Overlapping Action (2:20)
Swing with Overlapping Action Part 2 (2:10)
Blinking is Thinking (1:39)
Summary Animation (5:56)
• Yellow Hat Recipes - The Basics Applied to Special Effects (Total Running Time - 47:54)
Introduction by the Animation Chefs (0:39)
Parallax: Motor Boat (1:41)
Parallax: Airplane w Clouds (2:08)
Parallax: Car (2:31)
Moving Away (2:03)
Moving Toward (1:26)
Small Explosion (2:02)
Large Explosion (2:45)
Fighting Cloud (1:28)
Falling Leaf (1:56)
Rocket Blast Off (1:44)
Camera Shake (2:00)
Zooming In (2:38)
Cracks & Shatters (1:55)
Flag Wave (1:23)
Candle Flicker (1:46)
Ocean Waves (1:08)
Chimney Smoke (1:32)
Snow Splashes (4:10)
Comet Tail (1:20)
Water Faucet (1:00)
• Red Hat Recipes - Character Acting/Posing (Total Running Time: 52:30)
Introduction by the Animation Chefs (0:47)
The Brow (1:57)
The Brow w Wind-up/Follow Through (1:31)
The Brow w Eyes (1:53)
Crying Calm (1:37)
Crying Hysterically (1:30)
Getting Mad (1:38)
Steam Out Of Ears (1:38)
Eye Pop 1 (2:01)
Eye Pop 2 (1:51)
Eye Pop 3 (1:22)
Lightbulb Over Head (1:58)
Single Take (1:16)
Double Take (1:30)
Triple Take (1:44)
SloMo NO! (1:06)
Sloppy Chewing (1:45)
Biting w Wind-up & Follow Thru (1:37)
Close Up Face Posing (4:10)
Posing for Emotion (2:10)
Running Basic (1:06)
Running Intermediate (1:43)
Confident Posing w Wind-up (1:09)
Throwing Fast (2:09)
Frog Hop (1:40)
Frog Tongue Snap (1:52)
Bee Buzz (1:30)
Pig Flying (1:49)
• Blue Hat Recipes - The Animation Chef's System: Creating A Short Animated Story from Scratch! (Total Running Time - 34:33
Introduction by the Animation Chefs (0:37)
Inventing a Story (3:20)
Brainstorming Dialog (2:10)
Utensils and Ingredients (1:58)
Layout Sizing and Timing (6:18)
Organizing Props (2:18)
Animating The Scenes (6:42)
Finalizing Dialogue and Word Play (2:12)
Editing and Sound Design (4:26)
Final Movie and Organizing Premieres (3:01)
• Black Hat Recipes - Professional Development & Case Studies - Total Running Time - 1:45:33
Introduction To Black Hat Recipes by the Animation Chefs (0:46)
Instructor Professional Development Videos:
Overview of the Production Process (3:48)
Developing Characters and Stories With Small Groups
Part 1 - Story Drives Everything (4:50)
Part 2 - Originality (2:24)
Part 3 - Brainstorming Characters/Settings/Problems (5:57)
Long, Medium & Close Ups: Basic Cinematography for Kids (5:03)
Storyboarding For Solutions (8:26)
Inventing Dialogue (5:02)
Tape is Your Best Friend (5:22)
Building Sets: Overview of S.L.T. System (2:09)
Engineering and Organizing Props (3:26)
Animating The Scenes (7:24)
Finalizing Dialogue (2:46)
Part 1 - Whiteboarding the Basics (4:31)
Part 2 - Demonstration of Editing, Voice Overs and SFX (9:39)
Finalizing Your Movies - Ideas on Presentation (8:42)
Person-i-mation - Animating Actual Kids
Hovering Above the Ground (0:45)
Add Flapping To the Hover (0:35)
Flying Around (1:14)
Driving Chairs (1:27)
Beach Ball Catch (1:24)
Pulse Super Powers - Wind-up & Follow Through (0:53)
Hovering Spin (1:16)
Flying on a Broom (0:47)
Shark Vs Rabbit - Making a Cartoon Series w the Animating Kids! System
Spin Cycle (1:06)
Compilation 1 - Sharkler, Deep Dive, Bubble Head, Inked-In (1:29)
Compilation 2 - Shark in the Box, Tickle, Sand Man, Oh Snap (2:00)
Behind the Scenes: Sharkler (2:20)
Behind the Scenes: Carpet De Carrot (2:16)
Shark Vs Rabbit Recut - All (6:57)
The Abdominal Snowman (2:06)
Valentines Day Ideas (1:42)
Mother's Day Idea 1 (0:37) Idea 2 (1:36)
Summer Lawn Surfing (1:37)
Holiday Family Animation (8:43)
If you have any questions - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org