Tate and Aardman Animations are running hundreds of production workshops across the UK from the Tate Movie Truck, a state of the art mobile learning space where children can explore art and animation as well as generate ideas and drawings for the film.
Galleries nationwide are also hosting workshops. You can find out if there’s a workshop near you by looking on the Tate Movie Project website.
The Tate Movie Project is an ambitious project using artworks to inspire 5-13 year olds nationwide to contribute their ideas to an animated movie. The result will be an animated film made by and for children.
Children will create every aspect of the film, from the hand-drawn characters and plot twists, costumes and comic sound effects. The Tate Movie Project website is a virtual film studio that forms the hub of the online community. Children can upload their pictures and ideas as well as voting on those already on the site. They can have a go at animation and be kept up to date on the progress of the movie.
A professional team will animate the children’s drawings using “2D Flash” in a 3D “After Effects” world. This will take place at Aardman Animations in Bristol.
The resulting movie will be screened across the UK in 2011 and it is hoped that up to a million children will be involved in the project as a whole.
More information from the Tate Movie Project website.