A little while ago The Spark Arts asked if I would create an animation to promote ‘Word Wednesday’ sessions in Leicester Libraries. This meant I had the chance to listen to loads of fabulous stories written by children in Leicester and then pick one to animate. Obviously I was delighted with such a project and will happily share it with you all.
Through this stage of the research I intend to clarify the process I have been following in order to answer the question:
How the combination and exploration between different media, distinct kinds of digital and physical object animation could affect the delivery of a narrative structure and the understanding of a story?
I started to gather practical information. What I mean by practical information is the action of going and seeing shows or animations, interview the creators or participate somehow in the creative process that is going to be useful for the research.
One of the objectives was to find a play that combined physical and digital animation within its structure and that the use of it was not only an stylish or aesthetic desire but be significant for the narrative or meaningful for the understanding of the story.
I am delighted to be part of a week long event called ‘The Unbelievable Board Game!’ at The BRITE Centre, Leicester. Ages 8+ will work with arts professionals throughout the week to create a life sized board game with many challenges, twists and mythical characters that will scare the wits out of parents and family who will be invited to play the UNBELIEVABLE BOARD GAME on the Saturday at 1pm.
On Wednesday 20th August you can join me, Sophie Johnson-Hill, for ‘The Magical Mythical Creature Workshop’ we will be discovering a host of magical mystical creatures, creating puppets and leaning how to manipulate them…All in one day!