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Filmmaking and Animation Online and in the Classroom

via FutureLearn


Teach your students how to make simple short films and animations

This course will teach you how to use simple filmmaking and animation techniques to aid assessment and attainment across the curriculum for young people aged 5-19.

You’ll discover how film and animation can be used as powerful tools to encourage active learning and enable pupils to establish strong connections with any area of the curriculum.

Explore filmmaking frameworks to use with your students

Alongside filmmaking experts at Into Film you’ll learn how to make simple short films and animations using evaluation and progression throughout the filmmaking process.

You’ll learn to create curriculum-focused filmmaking briefs and get advice for running fun and educational filmmaking projects.

Teach filmmaking anywhere

As well as exploring activities for use back in the classroom, the course will help you to consider online strategies for delivering filmmaking and animation activities remotely to support your teaching during times of remote learning.

Learn with Into Film – the film education charity

This course has been developed by Into Film – one of the largest educational charities in the UK – which works with schools to deliver free training, resources and after-school film clubs.

You might also like to check out Into Film’s other courses, Using Film to Teach Literacy Online and in the Classroom, and [Sustainability Through Film] (, which are running at the same time.

The course has been designed for educators who are looking to deliver engaging, curriculum-focused learning experiences in any educational setting.

The course is suitable for those new to filmmaking as well as those who already using it in their teaching.


  • Shoot and Screen – the One-Shot Film
    • Welcome
    • Shoot and Screen - think, plan, create, evaluate
    • Think - The one-shot film
    • Plan - The one-shot film
    • Create – The one-shot film
    • Evaluate – the one-shot film
    • Extend
    • Reflect
  • Shoot and Screen - the Five-Shot Film
    • Welcome
    • Think – The five-shot film
    • Plan - The five-shot film
    • Create - The five-shot film
    • Evaluate - The five-shot film
    • Extend
    • Reflect
  • Shoot and Screen – Stop Motion Animation
    • Welcome
    • Think – stop motion animation
    • Plan – stop motion animation
    • Create - stop motion animation
    • Evaluate - stop motion animation
    • Extend
    • Conclusion

Taught by

Simon Richards


4.9 rating at FutureLearn based on 28 ratings

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