If you are a beginner, or have a child and want to know where to start, then here you will find a host of useful stuff! Have a look at this page to find the collections of posts that will be most useful to you.
What is animation and where do I start?
Here are some posts that are worth reading at the very start to get an understanding of just how wide the application of animation is and all the different forms of it.
Animation activities for kids
If you have kids and you’re looking for activities that will get them doing something creative with their devices, encourage more drawing, model making, acting, story making, and collaborative fun, then animation is the perfect solution. It’s really easy to get started with, and it’s even a great way for adults and kids to work together . Not only that but it can lead to a life long love of art, a fun hobby, or even a well paid career.
Free and cheap software for beginners
Software for animation can be anything from free, to several thousands of pounds. If you are just starting out its a good idea to learn with some free software, or some that is quite cheap. New software is constantly being developed for animation, so its a good idea to get used to learning new software every now and again. Here you can find various software for beginners that is either free of cheap.
There are some items that are just essential. Professionals can spend a lot of money on kit, but as a beginner, there are cheaper options that will give you great results. I’ve started reviewing all the essential kit you need to get going.