SIGNAL STARTERS

Free ONLINE Filmmaking & Animation classes for 8-11 year olds

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NOW RUNNING AS FAMILY-FRIENDLY ONLINE MINI WORKSHOPS!

Send us an email to: sophie@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk to find out more!

Signal Starters, now in its fourth successful year, gives 8-11 year olds the opportunity to work with film industry professionals and make their own films and animations. Participants work on filmming techniques, story creating, model-making, set design and stop motion animation techniques. With filmmakers and Signal Staff the group have the opportunity to communicate creative ideas, develop new digital skills and form new friendships!

A number of films made by our Signal Starters have been recognised internationally. The animated short film ‘The Day Before Christmas’ made by our Signal Starters film club in December 2016 with mentor Karen Bird, was selected for screening at the 1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival in 2017. Animation ‘The Lost Roar’, also made in December 2016, recently beat over 3,000 entires to be awarded the clapperboard for Best Children’s Film in International Section at the Zoom. 12 Film Festival in Slovenia in 2018! 

For more information on Signal Starters, please call us on 01229 838 592 or email info@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk

At Signal we really enjoy delivering the Signal Starters project as it gives us an opportunity to nurture and develop children from the community in understanding creative digital skills and introduce them to the possibilities of the creative industries and positive role models!”

– Sophie Broadgate, Signal Film & Media Project Manager

UPCOMING ONLINE SESSIONS

We will be doing 3 remote stop-motion animation workshops through Zoom (an online video call service) on Thur 3rd April, Thur 7th + Fri
8th May 2020.
 

Filmmakers Sophie and Adam will take you through the process step-by-step to design your own character and co-create a stop-motion animation film!
Over the 3 sessions we aim to have a finished animation from each young person. This animation will be sent back to us here at Signal and edited together to create 1 film!

Important information

WORKSHOPS ARE NOW ONLINE ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

  • Please be aware you will need some form of device to access the internet / be online*
  • An adult or older sibling should be available to help support your young person.
  • All staff have enhanced-level DBS checks & have completed thorough safeguarding training.

*Please contact us if this is not possible & we’ll see what we can do to help!

Illustrations by Kate Brunskill (Wolf Town)

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