This year Hampton Court Palace is turning 500 years old. To celebrate, Historic Royal Palaces is teaming up with the clever folk at Aardman Animations to make a 5 minute movie that tells the story of the palace. This is a massive project as Hampton Court is full of stories! That’s why they need your help.
The project is called Movie Maker Mission and they are asking children and young people to help bring the story of Hampton Court Palace to life. If you are aged 11-14 and have a keen interest in animation then head along to the workshops and be part of the Movie Maker Misison. Each session will be led by professional animators and each will look at a different technique. You can have a go at green screen and direct the story of Oliver Cromwell at the palace or if you’d rather use your hands, you can have a go at Claymation and animate some gossiping Georgians. There’s also iStop animation with Henry VIII and Wolsey as well as digital screen credits and the Grace and Favour residents of Hampton Court.
As well as learning some excellent animation techniques that you can use at home, you’ll also get the chance to create a drawing to be included in the final Aardman film. Then you can go along to Hampton Court in the October half term for the premiere of the film!
Each session runs from 10.30 until 4.30 and includes lunch. All this for only £10. These sessions are strictly for young people – no adults allowed! So if you are interested in animation (beginners are welcome) visit http://moviemaker.hrp.org.uk/ to book tickets online.