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There are several resources that enable pupils to combine images with sound / narration to create a visual story as a short video and one of the most popular free resources is Photostory 3.

 

Photostory 3 is a free download form Microsoft that allows the user to import digital images and organize them into a sequence to produce a simple slideshow affect. The software also allows the user to manipulate the images using simple panning, zooming and transitions to greatly enhance the images used. Text, narration and background music can then be added to produce a simple but effective movie presentation. Photostory 3 needs a PC with Microsoft XP and Microsoft Media Player 10 or higher.

To download Photostory 3 – click here.To download Windows Media Player 11 – click here.

To download a guide to using Photostory 3 click here.

For video tutorials of how to use Photostory 3 click here. The website refers to the film created as a photo-movie.

Resources for creating Photostory 3 videos

If you are a member of the Bradford Learning Network you can access these resources for free in school.

SCRAN - Copyright cleared images for use in education that can be safely searched by children.

Audio Network - Copyright cleared sound files for use in education

I Can AnimateI Can Animate allows you to create high quality movies using a variety of animation techniques. You can work with different video layers so that you can create an animation from video captured from a camera, pictures you have drawn yourself or both together. It also utilises green screen technology and is available as an App for the iPad / iPod. (PC and Mac)

For prices and further details – click here.

Zu3DZu3D allows you to create quality movies using a variety of animation techniques. You can work with different video layers so that you can create an animation from video captured from a camera, pictures you have drawn yourself or both together. It also utilises green screen technology. (PC and Mac)

For prices and further details – click here.

Kar2oucheKar2ouche is a piece of software that allows children to use 3D figures to create storyboards and animated sequences to support all areas of the curriculum. There are a large variety of content packs available designed to support Literacy, History, PSHCE, etc. which allow children to demonstrate their understanding of a subject in an exciting and imaginative way. (PC and Mac)

For prices and further details – click here.

Complete AnimatorComplete Animator is a piece of software aimed at all ages that allows children to animate sketches / drawings in a simple and easy to understand way. These animations can then be used to build a simple story or sequence. (PC only)

For prices and further details – click here.

iStopMotioniStopMotion is a powerful and exciting resource which allows images captured by video camera webcam or other digital device to be manipulated and animated. The software is capable of producing high quality and complex animations. (Mac only)

For prices and further details – click here.

 

There is a large range of other hardware / software resources available that you can use to produce your animation

Please note

Digital animation entries must be a maximum of 3 minutes long.

Visual story entries must be a maximum of 3 minutes long.

Film entries must be a maximum of 5 minutes long.

Primary School Categories

Digital animation KS1

(Maximum of 6 children to work on each entry)

Digital animation Y3/4

(Maximum of 6 children to work on each entry)

Digital animation Y5/6

(Maximum of 6 children to work on each entry)

Visual story KS1

(Maximum of 4 children to work on each entry)

Visual story Y3/4

(Maximum of 4 children to work on each entry)

Visual story Y5/6

(Maximum of 4 children to work on each entry)

Video / movies KS1

(Maximum of 8 children to work on each entry)

Video / movies Y3/4

(Maximum of 8 children to work on each entry)

Video / movies y5/6

(Maximum of 8 children to work on each entry)

Special School categories 

Digital animation

(No limit on children to work on each entry)

Visual Story 

(No limit on children to work on each entry)

Video / movies

(No limit on children to work on each entry)

Please note registration has to be completed by Friday 27th April and the entry submission deadline is Friday 22nd June.

The competition is a celebration of any ICT driven creative work done in schools that culminates in the production of an animation, visual story or video / movie. The category 'visual story' is a new category expanding on the Photostory 3 category from previous years. Entries for this category combine images and sounds into a short film using any software including Photostory 3. If you think you have some suitable work to enter or think you will be able to create an appropriate entry before the 22nd June deadline then read the information in the categories section and then complete the online registration form.

Click this link for the online registration form and complete it with the necessary details; note that communication will be via e-mail and this website.

You need to make sure that you have parental permission for use of pupil images for any entries and you will be asked to confirm this when registering. If you do not have such a form in school please use / adapt the one here

You need to keep these safe and make the Curriculum Innovation team aware of any parents who do not sign so that their children's images are not captured on the day of the 'Finals' or used online.

Please note that it is the school's responsibility to ensure that any images, videos and audio they use in their entries adheres to copyright laws and you will be asked to confirm this when entering.

Once you have registered you have until Friday 22nd June to submit your entries by uploading them to a dropbox folder (full details of how to do this will be provided). Your entry should be in AVI or WMV format and not DVD format or online. The entries will then be viewed by our panel and a shortlist of finalists produced. Unfortunately we do not have time to show all entries at the Finals. Those successful schools will be notified and offered seats at the final to watch all the finalist entries in the competition. Any schools who do not reach the finals will also be offered tickets to attend the event.

The final will take place in the Pictureville Theatre at the National Media Museum in Bradford on the afternoon of Monday 2nd July (please note this has been amended from the original date of the 9th July) and is a black tie affair. At the final each school group is given an interactive voting pad and the audience then votes for their winners. Oscars, certificates and prizes are then presented to the winners.

For further information please e-mail Sarah.hawkins@bradford.gov.uk

This form needs to be completed for each entry you submit for this year's competition. It needs uploading to your dropbox space along with your entry.
Please use this form or your school's own permission form to ensure you have written permission from parents with regard to the digital capture and online publication of images of the children involved in this year's competition.

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