This year Kudlian Software, creators of the award winning I Can Animate, are supporting the DCFS’s Tune In – Year of Music by launching an exciting competition that challenges pupils to become animators and composers!
Animate to the Beat invites young animators aged 5 to fourteen years from schools across the UK to create a character and introduce them through a short animation and a piece of theme music.
Aspiring young filmmakers can use any type of animation to bring their characters to life and should compose or choose a piece of copyright free music to represent the personality of their character.
Kudlian Software will be teaming up with top animator, Andy Wyatt to select the winning entries. Andy, who was Animation Supervisor on CBBC’s OOglies has also worked on the BAFTA award winning The Giblet Boys and directed Planet Sketch for CITV with Aardman Animations; he is currently Head of Digital Animation at University College Falmouth.
Andy said: “I am delighted to be involved with Animate to the Beat. Animation is a wonderfully creative and magical medium that children of all ages love to try out, often with fantastic results. I have been a long time supporter of animation in schools, and who knows, we may discover the next Nick Park.”
The winning animators will be awarded an amazing array of prizes from Kudlian Software for their school including site licenses for I Can Animate and equipment such as webcams, digital cameras, green screens, armatures, and animator’s plasticine; the winning entries will be screened on the internet.
To enter, schools without animation software can download a free five-day trial of Kudlian’s award winning animation software I Can Animate to create their entries.
Entries can be submitted by uploading to Eurocreator by Friday 28th May 2010.
For more information, full competition rules and animation tips from Andy Wyatt visit www.kudlian.net