Animation and cartoons are a big part of childhood. We as kids have grown up watching numerous American, Japanese and Indian animated shows. But in today's age, these kinds of animations can be easily created by kids and do not require too much hassle and learning of software and tools. There are very easily guided animation software for kids that allow them to make creative animations and tell their own stories. Let’s learn about them.
Animation for Students
Students animation includes animated stories from popular classics such as Ramayana, Mahabharat and other classical stories from ancient India. These animations can include lessons in Maths, Geography, Science and stories from Literature.
It is very common among parents to complain about their children being very attracted to cartoons. But why do children like cartoons so much? A child does not have a boundary of possibilities, and, similarly, cartoons do not have any boundaries. Whatever you imagine can be represented in that form. They become curious and also can evoke emotions hence is an excellent form of storytelling.
Animated Characters Made by Kids
Important Things to Remember About Animated Video for Children
The animations need very dedicated and focused involvement. If we have to make a 30 minutes long cartoon video, it can take at least 2 months of work.
It involves several stages including storyboarding, audio editing, and animation, and each of them requires a lot of precise skills and patience.
It is a very promising way to express thoughts and emotions. Numerous psychological studies have proved that kids that are engaged in these kinds of creations have a brighter and value-based childhood making them grow into happy adults.
Children learn a new skill, and even one such skill, which is equally professional and very unique in itself, adds confidence to the child. Children pursuing it properly can gather a lot of appreciation for their work. It will boost their confidence and take it to the next level.
Learning animation and getting better at it needs a lot of observation and study. To create a good animation movie one needs knowledge of various subjects such as Physics, Geometry, Anatomy, Mathematics, etc. Studying them for improvement in their skill makes them study the subjects for their academic growth as well.
How to Make Cartoon Animation?
The making of animation is divided into following the steps:
Mostly when kids begin animation they start by learning the basics of movement and how to make characters and objects change positions and make them run, fly do tricks etc.
But as they keep on learning they try to tell a short story through those characters. The storyboard involves thinking of a story and writing it in detail, drawing the frames or scenes in rough as a point of reference.
It is the most crucial skill when it comes to creating animations. It becomes very easy to create animations if the child has the skill of drawing. But not always does animation involve new characters; it can be done with photos and effects and different movements, which can also depict a beautiful story.
To have a compelling animation, we need to have good characters. If we can create attractive characters our storytelling gets a new dimension and makes it very engaging for the viewers. Drawing a detailed character can be difficult for kids at early stages so they can begin with stick figures and 2D motion animation.
How to Make Animated Videos for YouTube?
In today's age, having a YouTube channel to showcase your skills and art is the best thing for an artist. We can create small animated stories and upload them on YouTube for kids to watch, and because it is an online platform the making of videos for such a platform does not require a lot of effort.
The process of creating an animated video on YouTube follows the same few steps, i.e. storyboarding, character development, animation, and finally, when the video is edited to the needs of the story it can be published.
We just export the video and now it needs to get uploaded on our YouTube channel with a proper title, description and tags.
Making of an Animated Video for YouTube
Animation is a very creative skill and artform. It involves knowledge of different subjects to bring a story to life. It can be easily learnt by kids and many institutes teach basic animation to kids and empower them, and make them good storytellers. Kids can also create their own animated stories or characters by finding many free online platforms.
Some of the free available animation software for kids are Doodlemaker, Blender, Harminy, etc. In conclusion, animation is a very lucrative job option as various studios and education companies hire talented animators to make their content.