In our Stop Motion Animation camp, campers produce their own storied movies with LEGO people and bricks. Using the latest stop-motion software from Stop Motion Pro, we create a storyboard, build our characters and backdrop set, and take several still-pictures with a high-definition webcam for each frame of our short movie.
Stop-Motion Animation is the process of taking multiple pictures of a still object, flipping them into a movie sequence, to see still objects come to life.
You may know a form of stop-motion animation called claymation; claymation is stop-motion animation using clay. Gumby and Pokey, Wallace and Gromit, and Coraline are all stop-motion animation using clay. In our camps, we mostly use LEGO bricks. And stop-motion animation movies using LEGO bricks are called brickfilms.
Stop Motion Animation camps are available through Ohio. Click the city name for dates.
Columbus - Dublin, Grove City, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville, Worthington
Cincinnati – Anderson, Fairfield, Liberty Twp, Loveland, Madeira, Mason, Montgomery, Springfield Twp
Southern Ohio – Portsmouth
Who Can Attend
Made specifically for kids ages 9-13, Stop Motion Animation camp is a great introduction into movie production, video editing, and Hollywood effects. No previous animation experience is needed.
What Kids Will Learn
Kids will learn stop-motion animation using Stop Motion Pro and Windows Movie Maker software technology.
Have you ever wanted to see your child’s stories come to life? In this class, kids learn how to create a story using stop-motion animation. Similar to a flip book, students take digital pictures and group them together in a time-sequence to produce a motion video. The videos are usually 30 seconds long and can be completed individually or with a group of friends.
We show how to add some Hollywood effects like green-screening (also called chroma key), rig removal, rotoscoping, and time-lapse photography. Campers make multiple movies during the week of camp, perfecting their craft like a true movie director, using the following steps:
- Develop an story (storyboard)
- Create your characters
- Build your background
- Shoot the still shots
- Add extra sounds and title scren
- Compile and edit your final movie
Movies made at camp are sent home with each camper on a complimentary USB flash drive to show what their children created in class.
Each year, Classroom Antics revamps our entire tech camp curriculum with fresh new video games, LEGO robots, stop-motion movies, and computer programs to create at summer camp. And this year is no different.
For summer 2014, our entire curriculum has been revitalized and themed around a kid-friendly central topic, Superhero Adventure!
Video games, LEGO robots, stop-motion movies, and computer programs will be focused around Superheroes and the job they do to help people.
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