BFI Film Academy host animation course

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Interested in animation? Want to make a film? Then BFI Film Academy is for you – and it’s coming to Oban!

This intensive week-long course starts on Saturday (October 12), but there is still time to grab a place.

Organised for 16-19-year-olds, the course will take place in Oban High School,  and there are bursaries available.

The Film Academy is working with Jim Parkyn from Aardman Animations again.

During the week participants will explore and experiment with a range of animation and film making techniques, they will be given the tools needed to develop an idea from rough sketch to the big screen, and there will be opportunities to develop your own ideas and work with others to create new work.

Skills covered include script writing / model making / animation / video editing / lighting for camera / sound design.

The course costs £25 and to apply just fill in the application form, or get in touch to discuss alternative applications (e.g. video, audio).

To find out more and apply, go to


caption: Jim Parkyn, one of Aardman’s senior model makers, will help deliver the course. He has worked on many of the Aardman Animations including Shaun the Sheep Movie, Chicken Run, The Pirates, Creature Comforts and Timmy Time.