When we made the animation, we had to press the pace button to play the video and press 1 to take pictures. I felt nervous because I thought I was going to press the wrong buttons. However, Lizzie was really kind and reminded me when she needed to. I especially enjoyed moving the people on the light board. I learnt that if your character’s on the light board when you take the picture, it looks different on the screen. It was an amazing thing to do.
When I pressed the spacebar I could see the animation on the screen that we had made so far. Then we pressed 1 to add to the animation. Mostly, I enjoyed the part when we got to watch the animation because we saw what everybody else had done. I learnt that if you move the character and press a couple of buttons, you can make something incredible. I never knew that this was how they made Toy Story.
I was really excited when we made the animation using the computer because I loved watching it. It’s incredible how we drew a few pictures and then it was made into this! Because it was fun, my favourite part was when Molly had to colour in the fire because it looked amazing on the computer.
I liked it when I moved the characters because it was really satisfying to make something so good. I was a moviemaker – making movies about William Murdoch and it was glorious! It was delightful!
Although it was quite difficult when I started working on the animation, I soon knew what to do and I had so much fun.