Summer 2020 registration is open!
Stop Motion Animation Studio Online
Do you want to be the director and animator of your very own stop motion animation film? Instructors will guide students to experiment with various artistic forms using clay, painting, drawing, Legos and other materials to create objects and build sets. Advancing a STEAM approach of integrating Art with STEM subjects, participants will learn how to create digital special effects through open-source software. The curriculum will include film-related topics such as storyboarding, production, and editing. (Note: Adult guidance and technology support may be required for younger students)
Ages: 9 – 12
Dates: June 22 – 26, 2020
Times: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
Location: Online (Details provided in Welcome Letter)
- Computer and/or Tablet with internet access and audio/video capabilities
- Access to a camera or smart phone with camera
- Access to Shotcut software
- Household materials to animate (clay, paper, legos, toys, crayons, pencils)
- A space on table or floor large enough for students to film set/scene (2×2 ft. area)
PREVIEW FILM SAMPLES FROM SUMMER 2018:
Instructor: Zachary Rhoades
Animation and Comic Artist
Read about Mr. Rhoades
Director: Justin Sutters
Mason School of Art Professor
Read about Dr. Sutters
“The animation was amazing. My son loves going to the computer lab to add sound to the movies.” – STEAM Art: Stop Motion Animation 2019 Grandparent
“My granddaughters loved the camp. There were ready to go to the camp each morning before I was.” – STEAM Art: Stop Motion Animation 2019 GrandparentSee More Testimonials
“My child learned SO much about engineering, design, story-telling, and teamwork. It was a multi-faceted experience that excited and inspired my child.” – STEAM Art: Stop Motion Animation 2017 Parent
“My favorite part was the final creation/video.” – STEAM Art: Stop Motion Animation 2017 Participant
“I love that the camp integrated art and technology.” – STEAM Art: Stop Motion Animation 2017 Participant
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- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including camp schedule, supply list, web links, etc.
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