Connect, Create and Play | Episode 1: How to Create a Stop Motion Movie | Ages 8+


26 May 2020

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For ages 8 +

What are the ways we can create stories and share them?

You can do it through film, you can do it through puppeteering, through pictures, even creating a play and performing it over video conferencing calls for friends and family. In this episode, Fraser shows you how to create your own stop motion movies.

To make the movie you’ll need access to a mobile phone or tablet and you’ll be downloading a free app. If you are borrowing the phone or tablet from someone please remember to ask for their permission first.

Connect, Create and Play is a series of videos by theatre artist Fraser MacLeod with games and exercises to do at home and suggestions on how to connect with friends online and have fun together, through platforms such as Skype, Zoom WhatsApp and Facetime. This series looks at how to get your voice working, creating your own unique tongue twister, playing games online with friends and family and how to create stories and share them by making your own stop motion movie.

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Play Dates celebrates and offers fee-based employment to talented freelance artists, technicians and practitioners, who work regularly behind the scenes on the creation of world-class Scottish theatre.

Further summer Play Dates activities will be announced over the coming weeks. Plus a selection of curated online resources, including artistic demonstration videos, relating to previous National Theatre of Scotland projects, will be hosted online.

National Theatre of Scotland in association with Starcatchers and Imaginate.