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Fiona Adams has worked as a film maker and camerawoman for over 15 years, directing films for all the major broadcasters including Channel Four and the acclaimed series 'Secret World of Year 3' for the BBC. In 2005, she founded Shoot it For Yourself Productions to work with a wide range of young people, empowering them to devise, produce and present their own films including the Observer "Young Environmentalist" award winning film 'The Amazing Adventure of the Plastic Bag'.

Fiona brings extensive experience from lecturing film at Sussex University and the University of the Arts London. Each year she hosts "School of Doc" at the SEE Film Festival, a showcase event where young people can present and screen their own work. Through her work with the national Creative Partnerships organisation she ensures continued reflective practice and embedded learning outcomes within the project for the young people.

Saatchi Gallery in collaboration with Shoot it For Yourself Productions would like to offer a series of 1 day animation workshops for schools. Classes of children from the age of 5-16 are invited to actively engage with the process and experience of contemporary art through creating their own animated film.

Following a tour of the gallery the children will work in rotational groups devising, creating, shooting and editing their own short animation reflecting their response to a specific art work.

The key aims for these workshops are to:

  •   -  Provide an accessible fun pathway for young people to explore and engage with modern art
  •   -  Introduce young people to fundamental film making techniques
  •   -  Inspire imagination and expand perspectives for future engagement
  •   -  Provide schools with future opportunities to develop young people's film making techniques and engagement with contemporary art

SCHOOLS will have a completed animation film created by their students, top ten tips on hosting their own premiere for friends & family, links and connections for future engagement with modern art and film making.

SAATCHI GALLERY offers a unique opportunity to engage with a never ending source of original contemporary art. This is an exciting inspirational resource for children to respond to collaborating with gallery staff in the education room.

FIONA ADAMS - SHOOT IT FOR YOURSELF PRODUCTIONS brings film making expertise, equipment, an understanding to school's curriculum needs, Arts Award opportunities.

To book a workshop please email or call 02078113080

The students from Rushcroft Foundation School proudly present their Saatchi animation films. The students have taken inspiration from Federico Herrero's work at the Pangaea II exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Utilising colour and shape they portray an abstract visualisation of London populated by a variety of characters - their playfulness can have dire consequences.

The Year 9 students from Blossom House School proudly present their animation film 'Metamorphosis'. This enchanting film takes an abstract colourful view of their favourite city - London. This film was inspired by Federico Herrero's work, at the Pangaea II exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, where he combines colours and shapes to portray a scene

Reading School presents an animated film which is a combination of shapes and movements depicting the changes in the city, which also describes what our World as a whole is going through today.... and Godzilla.

The students from the Swedish School London proudly present their animation film: The Flood of Time. Inspired by the work of Federico Herrero at the Saatchi Gallery's Pangaea II exhibition; the students have utilised primary colours, shapes and forms to create an aerial cityscape of London in motion. Playful characters make appearances in much the same way as cartoon-like forms can be seen in Herero's compositions.

The Y11 pupils from Rutlish School proudly present 'Scattered Motion'. Inspired by the work of Antonio Malta Campos at the Saatchi gallery exhibition - Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, this animation responds to key themes from the artist's paintings. By using multicoloured shapes, the students created organic forms that transpose themselves through stop frame animation to create new forms of contrasting imagery.

The year 6 children from Furzedown Primary School proudly present 'Lost Soul'. This stop frame animation film is inspired by the work of Rafael Gomezbarros at the Pangaea: New art from Africa and Latin America exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. The children's film tells the story of Anthony; an ant who finds himself becoming separated from his group and his subsequent adventures.



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