Animating History

Come for a Workshop!

Who: Students in grades 4 – 12
What: Create a short animated historical film in a full day workshop with a professional animator and museum interpreter
To Register:  Click on your venue of choice below:

 

Why animate local history?

This day-long workshop encourages students to identify what they value about their heritage and their city. They become detectives, guided through the museum exhibits with an objective: to look for clues to the past in order to bring their own story to life through animation.

Goals & Objectives

* Understand how animation works
* Learn how to develop a story and create characters
* Understand the concept of historical fiction
* Acquire the basic tools and techniques for creating an animated film
* Develop a better understanding of events in Vancouver history

Elementary school curriculum links

This workshop helps students to develop skills in such areas as teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Learning how to do animation integrates all areas of the curriculum, enabling students to apply their multiple intelligences to a project-based learning experience.

Past Videos

This short was done by students at the Museum of Vancouver in a one-day Animating History workshop on November 27, 2018.

This short was done by students at the Richmond Museum in a one-day Animating History workshop on November 26, 2018

This short was done by students at the Museum of Vancouver in a one-day Animating History workshop on Nov 20, 2018.

A partnership of the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, the Museum of Vancouver (MOV), the Port Moody Station Museum, and the Richmond Museum, this program is funded in part by the Province of British Columbia. 

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