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LEGO Show Time: Session 1
December 1, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
SESSION 1: STORY CREATING
What’s more fun for kids than playing with LEGO’s? — Bringing LEGO figures to life through stop-motion animation! Using LEGO’s StoryStarter program and ZU3D animation software, kids 7 – 12 years of age will work in teams of 2 or 3 to create animated videos that can be shared with friends and family.
This is the first of 3 workshop sessions on using LEGO objects to create a stop-motion animation. This workshop will be held at the digiSTORY Academy at 3210 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64109.
Students who complete the stop-motion animation requirements will earn a LEGO Show Time badge from LRNG-KC.
In Session 1, learners will explore the fundamentals of how moving pictures are created by creating a flip book. They will then work with their team to create a 6-stage storyboard comic page that features photos of their LEGO characters in action.
Here’s a summary of what students will learn in each of the three workshop sessions:
Thursday, Dec. 1st: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
- Story Creating:Learners will explore the fundamentals of how moving pictures are created by assembling a flip book. They will then work with their team to create a 6-stage storyboard comic page that features photos of their LEGO characters in action.
Thursday, Dec. 8th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
- Story Producing:Learners will use a webcam and simple lighting with a laptop to capture stop-motion frames of their LEGO characters and story props. Learner teams will use HUE or Zu3D animation software to create their full LEGO stop-motion story.
Thursday, Dec. 15th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
- Story Sharing:Learners will add features to their LEGO story that add fun for their audiences: titles, crawling credits, word balloons, sound effects and background music. They will post their completed story to digiSTORY KC’s YouTube account where their animation can be shared with family and friends.
Workshop Fee: $30.00 (plus Eventbrite fee) covers all three sessions. (Discounts are available for kids from families facing financial hardship).