Art and Design KS3: A career in animation

What's it like running your own animation agency?

Leeds based animators Andrew Foster and Martin O’Dea run the digital design company Hungry Sandwich Club.

They create fun animations and characters for companies and brands.

They talk about the positive and negative aspects of working in a partnership, their experiences at school and the importance of ‘getting ideas out’.

They demonstrate the process of creating a new animated character for their own website.

Teacher Notes

The pupils could be set a brief to design a character that would advertise a specific company, with the teacher providing a range of options.

It could be shown to demonstrate how the idea for a character develops.

The pupils could create thumbnail sketches of possible characters, researching the relevant theme to look at source material for inspiration, before creating a final design.

They could use either traditional animation techniques, such as a flickbook or series of drawings to be photographed and animated or use a photo manipulation software programme if the school has such facilities.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at KS3 in England and Northern Ireland, KS3 and GCSE in Wales and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.