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Learn Online: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation (Ages 7 – 12)

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Class Description
Kids will learn how to create their own stop motion animated films using their smartphone or tablet device. During the online sessions, we will review many different styles of stop motion animation and the techniques designers use in creating their film. Students will learn how to design their characters, use household objects for set design, and use storyboards to map out their narrative. This workshop is the first step in understanding the mechanics of stop motion animation using a mobile device.

The class will include two 1-hr sessions with the Instructor as they design their stories and setup their animation, and will include a Watch Party were they can share their final movie with the class. Students are encouraged to use their imagination to bring items in their own homes to life!

This class is most appropriate for kids 7 – 12 years old.

Class Goals
Students will learn the techniques for creating stop motion animated film using a smartphone or tablet. Students will be able to storyboard their ideas of reimaging home objects as figures in their narrative. Students will design characters that follow a story arch, and design micro sets for their films. Using Stop Motion Studio (free, available on Apple and Android devices), students will learn to put together their movie to share with the class in a final session and to send to friends and family.

Online Access
This class will be run through Zoom and a link will be provided 24hrs before the start of the class. Students will need to be logged in to Zoom via a computer/mobile device. Students will also need access to a smartphone or tablet with the Stop Motion Studio app installed.

Class Dates
Session 1: What is Stop Motion Animation?
Monday, 4/27/20 from 4PM – 5PM

Session 2: Setting Up & Filming Your Movie
Friday, 5/1/20 from 4PM – 5PM

Session 3: Watch Party!
Wednesday, 5/6/20 from 4PM – 5PM


April 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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