Let's create an animated film!

The work of last year’s young film-makers is being amalgamated with animated material to tell the story of the Saving Samuel Godley.

Stop-motion animation workshops were held throughout the month of October 2017. Participants included two Year 5 classes from Barrow Hill Junior School, children at St John’s Wood Library and visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum during half-break. Tom Hillenbrand (BFI) worked with Barrow Hill to create articulated figurines representing British and French soldiers and their horses. The two school groups worked together to re-enact the battle scene. At St John’s Wood Library a younger age group of children filmed the slow entrance of a French curaissier approaching Samuel Godley. At the Household Cavalry Museum, visiting children meticulously animated Samuel Godley’s feat of courage, rising from the earth after the encounter with a fractured skull. Westminster College Park Special School  contributed scenes in three-dimensional claymation to the film.

Download step-by-step instructions for creating your own Life Guard figure here

This page was added on 20/11/2017.

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