A few weeks ago, Sparky Ink Studio Student; Lewis began creating a Fun and Amazing Fan-based Star Wars Stop-motion animation. The animation was created using Lego MiniFigs (found under the bed) and the snowmen were created in super brill detail by support Holly. The Story evolved into a small adventure where Luke Skywalker and his team of Snowmen (some Zombie) capture The Dark Lord Darth Vader – Luke’s dad. The snowmen mean business.
Lewis worked with Studio Digital Editor Josh to create some create terrific Visual Special effects to show Darth Vader’s demise and create some wintry scenes. Lewis turned Luke Skywalker into a bit of a rapper with the famous line “You are NOT my father!”
From September we will be offering some new Fun sessions on Saturday afternoons for kids aged 10+. These are social and chilled out sessions designed to engage the participants in Digital Story-telling through Animation and/ or Games Design. We also chill out together in a few multiplayer games in relaxed atmosphere.
From September 2017 Sparky Ink Studio will be launching some new sessions aimed at young people aged 15+ who would like to learn, develop and share new digital and creative skills, as well as socialise. The Studio uses Industry Standard Software. The workshop is Autism Friendly and disabled friendly. Places are limited. Pre-Registration is required.
A while ago one of our students told us about a time when he struggled to open presents given to him because of the unexpected that lay beneath the wrappings. He explained how it caused him such a lot of anguish and anxiety that he would just hide the gift in the wardrobe or under the bed. He would keep checking it was there over a period of time but it would still take an enormous amount of courage to open the gift.
This little stop motion animation created in Lego is about that experience. The little lego-man in the film is worried about whatever is in the package and how will this change something? How will he deal with the Anguish of the unexpected.
Originally this was going to be posted during Autism Awareness Week but wasn’t quite finished in time. We hope you enjoy it. Check it out on ouryoutubeChannel or through our website atwww.sparkyink.co.uk
Sparky Ink is helping our inkers & thinkers create stories in digital format through Games Design & Development. As part of our introduction to our Games Design and Development Workshops, we teach students how to create a version of Atari’s first ever digital game of ‘PONG’. Creating this game sparks lots of skills, tormented looks, shouts of joy or terror depending on what goes right and wrong. Our inkers & thinkers start to think more about the End user, play-ability and what makes a game worthwhile. As well as gaining some skills of understanding the engine, appearance and sounds. We usually make this game using the Game Maker 2 Engine by yoyo Games Ltd.
I’ve put a quick games capture of a simple version which can be found on our website at www.sparkyink.co.uk (When I recorded it there was a slight lag on the sound) This gives an idea of a first game to build.
If you are interested in learning some basics of Game Design & Development please contact us either via the website or our facebook or Twitterpage. All our workshops are Autism and Disability Friendly.
We are looking to run a virtual Webinar Games Design & Development Workshop in the near future. Contact us for more info.