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Big/Little Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


If you like working on fun projects with your kids, this is perfect for you!  Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunties–anyone with a close relationship to kids are invited to this workshop.  In this workshop you will work with your child partners to create a fun, stop-motion animation workshop.  Work in a team of up to four kids and adults on this intergenerational workshop.  What a great way to work closely with the kids you love and learn from each other while creating an original story that you will animate using Claymation, LEGOs, etc.

This workshop for kids and adults consists of four 1.5 hour sessions held Monday November 13th through Thursday, November 17th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.   Recommended ages are 8 – adult.

  1. Nov. 13th:  Making Pictures Move: Participants begin the first of four workshop sessions with hands-on learning about “key framing” and “frame rates.” In this session they will construct a simple flipbook and view examples of animation at different frame rates.  Teams will also use the digiSTORY model to create an original story. From this they will create a storyboard and script.
  2. Nov. 14th:  Stop-Motion Tools: Participants will learn how to use a webcam and simple lighting with a laptop to capture their stop-motion frames.  Students will also learn how to use Zu3D animation software to create their stop-motion story. Students will use the features of the animation software to edit images, add sound effects or voiceovers, and edit the video timeline.
  3. Nov. 15th : Image Capture for Stop-Motion: Students will start photographing the progressive movements of the characters and props in their story at a frame rate of at least 15 frames per second (fps).
  4. Nov. 16th:  Editing & Publishing Stop-Motion: Students will add title frames to the beginning of their stories and crawling credits at the end of their stories.  When the stop-motion production piece is final, the student will publish the story to digiSTORY KC’s YouTube where links can be shared with family and friends.

Students who successfully complete this workshop can earn digiSTORY KC’s “Stop-Motion Animation” badge. This badge is part of the LRNG-KC badge program.

Workshop Fee: $40 per participant.

This registration for the November 13th session will cover your enrollment and fees for all four sessions



November 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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(816) 804-5917


digiSTORY Academy
2nd Floor, Connecting for Good, 3210 Michigan Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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(816) 804-5917