On Friday 1st Feb, Milton of Leys Primary welcomed Kirsten Body (Exhibition & engagement coordinator, IMAG) and Brendan Body (Professional animator and lecturer).
Brendan spoke with P5/6 and P6 about his journey with animation and showed lots of examples of his work and the process that is involved from start to end. Brendan showed clips of some of his animations and how they ended up looking on the big screen. Brendan’s talk was very engaging and I am certain that the classes took a lot from the visit. Brendan was impressed with the behaviour of the children during his visit and was pleasantly surprised with the level of questions that he was asked after his presentation.
At the end of the visit the children asked if they could have Brendan’s autograph – the queue went out of the door!
Brendan has agreed to take a look at some of the animations that P6 have been working on and to offer feedback.
This genuinely was an amazing opportunity for both classes and I would like to thank Kirsten Body for arranging the funding and making this visit possible.
For those who are not working on animation with me at the moment – this is something you can have a go at yourself. P6’s have been using, Stop Motion and/or Clap Motion. P6 are still experimenting with the programme and I hope to add more of their animations to the blog so that you can see their progress.
Well done P6 and P5/6!!
After their visit, both Brendan and Kirsten gave us their thoughts:
Brendan said, ‘It was a pleasure to meet and chat to the wonderfully enthusiastic pupils of Milton of Leys Primary School. I hope they found my talk useful, I was incredibly flattered by their requests for autographs.’
Kirsten told us that, ‘It was great to catch up with P6’s animation project and I hope that Brendan’s talk provided some inspiration as well as showed a possible career paths into the creative sector.’