Animations made during an Artslink animation day by pupils at Goodley Dale Primary School in Windermere, Cumbria - May 2012

Animation software used is Helium Frog a brilliant free programme available here heliumfrog.net63.net/heliumfrogindex.html

Cameras used were 720HD webcams from the local supermarket £20 each

Film edited in Movie Maker - free and on most PCs - windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/products/features/movie-maker

Audio edited with Audacity - audacity.sourceforge.net/

Final edit was done in Sony Vegas - amazon.co.uk/Sony-Vegas-Movie-Studio-Platinum/dp/B0051M6I9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337779496&sr=8-1 £23

So if you have a computer you can start animating very cheaply - it's about imagination and wonderful ideas more than equipment!!

A great worksheet about animation, written by artist Ellie Chaney during some joint workshops for Heron Corn Mill can be found here - along with a podcasting worksheet I wrote - heronmill.org/artists.shtml

Artslink is a Creative Futures Cumbria project - creativefuturescumbria.org/

Find out more about Shaun Blezard here - shaunblezard.net/

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