Stop Motion Animation

This class is currently closed, please contact us to be added to the waitlist and for more information on private lessons or other class options: 424-280-4654. 

Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm

Grades: 4th+

Tech: iMovie, Mac, Video Capture, Green Screen, Garage Band, Photoshop (or equivalent)

Skills: Camera Use, Sound Design, Teamwork, and Collaboration

Description: What do the Nightmare Before Christmas, King Kong, and Wallace and Gromit all have in common? Aside from fantastic storytelling, the answer is: stop-motion animation! For a normal film, every second is comprised of 24 pictures that flash before our eyes. For those films, the action must be perfect and occur in real time. But what if time was no longer the issue? What if we controlled every frame? What kinds of stories might we tell when any item can become a character, whether a pen and paper, LEGO® pieces, or even Minecraft figurines. Stop-motion opens up immense possibilities as a director and storyteller free from performance constraints. Using a combination of mobile devices and DSLR’s paired with various editing platforms, students will craft a story utilizing stop-motion, focusing on the visual communication of ideas and how editing choices can affect our stories.

Note: Have a YouTube channel? We’ll provide download links to student work at the end of the session so you can upload your work and get more subscribers! 

Prerequisite: None

Price: $259

7. 90 Minute Classes

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