The 4 year olds at the Early Learning Centre with my teacher assistance created this stop motion animation. The 30 children collectively devised the storyline after they created the paper mache’ collaged clouds and leaves. We worked in small groups of 4-5 children over three one hour lessons. Each group choose outdoor areas to film and the storyline evolved slightly with each new group. One scene a group of children wanted to do – the leaves get blown back up into the trees – was too hard to do. The voice narration was recorded in Audacity and added to the finished animation. The animation file was exported to iMovie and I added the title page and end credits.
The Clouds and The Leaves