Film Making Resources

Film Making Resources

Groundswell Arts programme Story Lab focuses on simple animation and green screen film-making using IPAD apps Stop Motion pro and Do Ink by Green Screen. 

You can find a range of tutorials and resources below to support film-making projects at home or at school. You can also visit our Story Lab page to see more about the work we do with schools and EYFS settings using film-making. 

Video resources

Stop Motion Film Making for The Library Presents

Using stop motion animation by Gareth Howells of Groundswell Arts takes the story of King Arthur and the Sword and the Stone Gareth and demonstrates a step by step Ipad tutorial of  how to bring a story to life using Stop Motion Animation.

Printable app instructions

A PDF explaining how to make your stop motion people using plasticine 

Green Screen Film-Making for The Library Presents

Using the popular picture book The Rainbow Fish this is a step by step tutorial in Green Screen film-making to tell a story using the Ipad app Do Ink by Green Screen. 

Download your own printable story board template so you can plan out your film.

Make a string Puppet Octopus

A video tutorial from one of our regular collaborators Alice Searle of Tigerboat Theatre demonstrating how to make an octopus cup puppet.

A PDF downloadable puppet resource for your green screen puppet project

Make a Fish stick Puppet

A video tutorial from one of our regular collaborators Alice Searle of Tigerboat Theatre demonstrating how to make a fish stick puppet. If you would like to make a film of your fish swimming have a look at our film-making resources for our Green Screen tutorial based on the popular story Rainbow Fish.

Downloadable instructions for how to make a fish stick puppet.