Are you familiar with stop motion animation? Its the technique of moving an object in small increments between individually photographed frames to create the illusion of movement when the frames are played in a continuous sequence. Animate is a fun and creative teambuilding event based around this amazing stop motion technology.
Groups are challenged to create a unique digital stop motion animation sequence based around a theme. Animate commences with teams creating a 'storyboard' of the final desired outcome of their stop motion animation. The teams then, in their animation studio, take the objects of their animation and digitally record them moving through a series of small sequential steps. Once complete, the team play back their video to see their stop motion animation story come to life, with rewarding and often hillarious results.
In Animate, everyone has a role to play. As any film maker will confirm, communication, planning and coordination are essential elements of film making. Animate helps bring business objectives, product launches and key messages to life in a fun and thought provoking way.
The theme for the Animate activity can be tailored to your team, project or business. The theme sets the frame but the story/message options are limited only by the imagination of each team. As in the words of Frank Capra : "There are no rules in film-making. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness." In Animate participants have the freedom to push their creative thinking and collaborate and share their innovative ideas.
We liked the programme very much. It fulfilled its purpose, we got to know each other and we got to work together. At first everyone thought that 2 hours was a lot. In the heat of the game, time passed quickly. It showed who was the most creative