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Worle Youth Project - Animation Project

Young people from the Worle area of Weston-super-Mare have been working with professional artist Helen Hewitt to devise an exciting seven week media project creating, developing and filming their own animation shorts.

19th April 2010

Over the weekly sessions the group of 13 young people grew in confidence, and learnt practical skills such as using digital cameras, Apple Mac computers and sound recording equipment.

They created their own storylines, and worked as a team as the group had seven animations being developed at the same time.

All the young people produced at least one animated film coming up with the story, building the set, filming and adding the sound.

The project was a direct result of consultation which means that young people shaped the project as they wished with the guidance of their youth worker and the cultural practitioner.

It gave them a chance to enjoy and achieve as they were all signed up to the North Somerset Award.

Each young person will receive a DVD with their own and everyone else’s film.

Comments included:

  • “The skills I have gained are how to make characters, how to animate and how to add audio I enjoyed working in a group.” Max, 13 years
  • “I found it challenging to make the models and to animate them but I enjoyed it too.” Sophie, 13 years
  • “I did my Doctor Who animation and enjoyed it thoroughly. I have gained more confidence.” Ryan, 13 years