Make, Move, Imagine:
Teaching Animation Craft and Creativity in Gaza

The Little Bird

The construction of a little bird is the doorway to the animation experience: Simple shapes are created and assembled into a complex, striking figure.
As the bird takes shape, the seeds of creative confidence are planted: Students begin to acquire the skills that make up the craft of animation and in the process discover their own ability and potential: To make things, to move things and to imagine things that have not been there before.
From here there are endless possibilities – all built on the firm foundation established by the making of a little bird!

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Animating Gaza

In Gaza, a group of librarians, community artists and kindergarden teachers are participating in a two-year programme of practical animation training including ongoing supervision and support.
Building on their talent and professional experience, these dedicated educators are equipped with the skills and concepts necessary to conduct their own animation workshops and projects.
Animating Gaza
is supported by the Tamer Institute for Community Education, the Goethe Institute’s Bibliobus project and the Qattan Centre for the Child.

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Process Components:
What is involved in animation?

Models
Sets and Props
Storyboards
Animatics
Lighting
Photography
Sound
Timing
Animating
Producing
Editing
Presenting

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Practical Animation:
Personal, Social and Technical Skills and Benefits

Practical animation activities are popular. The opportunity of making and moving things is enjoyed by young and old alike. The models and animated films made in workshops make their creators happy, proud and respected.

But animation is much more than just a fun activity: It engages the practitioner on many different levels – personal, social and technical – and offers a wide variety of opportunities for learning and growth.

Below is a collection of …
  1. Vision⎢الرؤية

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  2. Teamwork⎢العمل الجماعي

  3. Storytelling⎢رواية القصة

  4. Technology⎢التكنولوجيا

  5. Art and Craft⎢الفن والحرفة

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  6. Planning⎢التخطيط

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Observations and Testimonials

  • Children like doing things with their hands. They create the characters and structures, record their voices and move the animation. This programme sparkles their ideas and allows them to innovate!

    Zozo Elsultan
    Tamer Gaza
    Community Artist
  • Children like doing things with their hands. They create the characters and structures, record their voices and move the animation. This programme sparkles their ideas and allows them to innovate!
    Zozo Elsultan
    Tamer Gaza
    Community Artist
  • Children like doing things with their hands. They create the characters and structures, record their voices and move the animation. This programme sparkles their ideas and allows them to innovate!
    Zozo Elsultan
    Tamer Gaza
    Community Artist