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By Wallis EatesFilmClub

Let’s get moving! Bring drawings and models to life using a variety of animation techniques in this creative topic


The optical illusion known as ‘persistence of vision’ has been used in film for more than 100 years. Creating animations is a practical skill as well as a great opportunity to let loose children’s imaginations, with lots of opportunities for cross-curricular work, too.


Key Stage 1

  1. Thaumotropes
  2. The human zoetrope

Key Stage 2

  1. Paper zoetrope
  2. Flipbooks
  3. Animation words
  4. Eadweard Muybridge
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