Valentine’s Day Animations

Before decorating the canteen we used the paper hearts to create some short animations.

‘Bursting Out’ – By Matthew Colgan

‘Bursting Out’ from EVE Estuary on Vimeo.

“This was my first time to do a paper animation. I really enjoyed it and want to do more in the future. I made the heart burst out of his chest because I wanted to express the feelings of Valentine’s Day and how your heart can burst. It is a mix between good and bad feelings. I choose the music to go with it because it reminded me of the film ‘Aliens’ where they burst through a chest. P.S.- Forgive me for my spelling mistake at the end. “- Matthew Colgan


‘My Heart Will Go On’ – By Ciaran Bailey

‘My Heart Will Go On’ from EVE Estuary on Vimeo.

“I love the song by Celine Dion ‘My Heart Will Go On’ that is why I choose it to go with my animation.” – Ciaran Bailey


‘The Flying Hearts’ By Ciaran Bailey

‘The Flying Hearts’ from EVE Estuary on Vimeo.

“It was actually very easy to do it. I like the bird sounds that we put with the images.”


‘Thinking Of You’ By Patricia Carey

‘Thinking of You’ from EVE Estuary on Vimeo.

“I liked the way it looked like I was blowing kisses. It was a bit hard to keep still between each shot. I’m going to check out katie’s website for more great ideas. I really love the song that I choose ‘On My Own’, I am going to try to learn it off for the music class. It is from the film ‘Les Misérables’ which I really enjoyed.” -Patricia Carey


‘Family Feelings’ By Craig Halpin

‘Family Feelings’ from EVE Estuary on Vimeo.

“I used the beginning of Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’ as the music for my animation, It is a real touching song. Animation is something that I really look forward to working on. I had to pick the right song for the right moments and still be creative in my own way. Putting the music to the animation showed me how a song can change things to show your feelings and express emotions that your going through, like Bleeding Gums Murphy from the Simpsons.”- Craig Halpin


‘My Heart Goes….BOING!’ By Suzanne Hyland

My Heart Goes…BOING! from EVE Estuary on Vimeo.

“I’ve learnt loads in the last while about animation. We had a great laugh while doing it.” – Suzanne Hyland


‘Heart To Be Coded’ By Louise Donnelly

‘Heart To Be Coded’ from EVE Estuary on Vimeo.

“I enjoyed doing it. I learnt a lot. I didn’t know how to do animation before. The end result is good. I love the way you can put music and add your own title and name to it. I am going to think about doing more animations in the future.” – Louise Donnelly


‘Heartbeat’ By Stephen Deegan

Heartbeat from EVE Estuary on Vimeo.

“Its a very good way of letting people see the animated / funny side to you. Its great fun.”- Stephen Deegan



Katie Sokoler’s inspired us once again with her ‘A Kiss In Your Pocket’ project.

On her blog she has a tutorial  for making a cute little blow-a-kiss flip-book so you can give your loved one a kiss to keep in his or her pocket at all times.


We used an application on the ipad call ‘iMotion HD’ for some of the animations and used a digital camera for the rest. The quality is much better with the digital camera but the ipad app animates all of the shots for you in one go.

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About HSE EVE Estuary

HSE EVE Estuary Centre is part of Eastern Vocational Enterprise (EVE) and is a training centre for individuals with intellectual disabilities based in Lissenhall, Swords, HSE Dublin North East. We provide a quality service to sixty four individuals.


  1. Patricia Carey

    I want to say (it’s my first love + I never been in love since he came along) 🙂

  2. Suzanne

    I am more outside the box.

  3. Suzanne


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