The Museum of Cornish Life in partnership with Cornwall Film Festival and Falmouth University have collaborated since 2019 on an annual week-long celebration of animation during the February half-term. With the museum’s doors closed during 2021, due to COVID-19, the festival took place online plus a outdoor QR Code Costume trail around Coronation Park.
Cornwall Film Festival, Falmouth University and Spider Eye (an award winning and BAFTA nominated Cornish Animation Company) shared a vast array of animated films on their own and the museums YouTube pages with a selection of films from the museum too.
2021 Museum Animations:
Cornish Life Stories – Gabbroic Pottery’ a film by Awen Productions sharing the story of this Cornish pottery.
- ‘St Michael’s- The Church on Helston’s Hill’ this 2020 film, by St Michaels CofE Primary with artist Amanda Lorens, tells the story of the Church.
- ‘Museum of Change’ from 2019, by Parc Eglos School with artist Amanda Lorens, imagines what our collection could be.
- ‘Recylemation For Our Nation’ from 2018, by Nansloe Primary with artist Amanda Lorens, looks at our planet and recycling.
2021 Animation Workshops:
- Model Making: Ann Owen, Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University, who started her career on ‘Bob the Builder’, shows you how to make your own model for animating – watch here
- Make a Thaumatrope: Create an easy moving image using intofilms template and follow our video that you can watch here
- Make your Own Zoetrope: Learn how to make a frame by frame drawing to place inside your own Zoetrope that when spinning creates a mini animation. – watch here & Zoetrope Template
- Shadow Puppets: Make your own shadow puppets – watch here
- Stop-Motion: Ann Own, from Falmouth University, show you how to use your models to make a stop-motion film – watch here.