Team building ideas – Try an animation workshop

Got a soft-spot for Wallace & Gromit or fond childhood memories of Morph? Then why not try your hand at stop-motion animation and boost team working relationships at the same time!

Coming together as an animation film crew you and your colleagues will work on skills in communication and creative problem solving to fulfill your film brief.

How many people can I bring?

These team building ideas work best for around 10-30 participants, working in 6 groups of 2-5 on 6 sets of equipment. Although it can be scaled up for larger groups or used in conjunction with other activities to allow maximum participation.

How Long does it take?

Workshops can be run according to your time-schedule, so this can be a full day out or an afternoon of fun after a company conference or meeting.

A one-day workshop (5-6 hours) would allow each group to devise an idea for their film, produce a storyboard, make models/characters and props using modelling clay and then produce animated films around 30-40 seconds long complete with titles, credits, music and possibly sound effects.

A half-day workshop (2-3 hours) would allow each group to devise an idea for their film, make more basic models/characters using modelling clay, producing animated films around 20-30 seconds long complete with music.

Where can I do this team building activity?

Wherever you like! We can bring all the necessary equipment to your office if you have free space for tables/participants, or Effective Event Solutions can source the perfect off site venue for you.

All equipment and materials are provided including Apple Macbook Laptops, Sony digital camcorders, lights, tripods, backgrounds, modelling clay and stop-motion/post-production software.

Each participant would receive a DVD copy of the animations produced, (sent after the workshop).

Contact us via with your objectives for a FREE team building proposal. If you’d like to build (pardon the pun) a team building activity into your conference or meeting, we can take care of the full event for you!

Still looking for other team building ideas? How about ice-sculpting!