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Stop-Motion Animation 1: Making Pictures Move

January 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


This is the first of four workshop sessions for the Stop-Motion Animation series.  This session provides hands-on learning about “key framing,”  “frame rates” and how the “persistence of vision” makes still images appear to move to the viewer.  In this session the student will construct a simple “thaumatrope,” a “flipbook” that simulates animation and he/she will view examples of animation at different frame rates.  Participants will also use digiSTORY KC’s story development model to create a storyboard.

This workshop is recommended for kids who are 10 – 16 years of age.

The cost for all four sessions is $35.00 (plus Eventbrite fees).  Here’s the full Stop-Motion Animation workshop program:

Monday, Jan. 9th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  1. Making Pictures Move: Participants will be able to explain how “key framing” establishes the illusion of movement. The student will construct a simple flipbook and be able to explain how animation is affected by different frame rates.

Monday, Jan. 16th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  1. Stop-Motion Tools: Participants will be able to use a webcam and simple lighting with a laptop to capture their stop-motion frames.  Students will also be able to use HUE or Zu3D animation software to create their stop-motion story.

Monday, Jan. 23rd: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  1. Image Capture for Stop-Motion: Students will be able to photograph the progressive movements of the characters and props in their story at a frame rate of at least 15 frames per second (fps).

Monday, Jan. 30th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  1. Editing & Publishing Stop-Motion: Students will be able to use the features of the animation software to edit images, add sound effects or voiceovers, and edit the video timeline.  Students will be able to 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 be able to publish the story to digiSTORY KC’s YouTube Channel where links can be shared with family and friends.

Workshop Fee: $35.00 (plus Eventbrite fee) covers all four sessions.  (Scholarships are available for kids from families facing financial hardship).  By registering for the Session 1: Making Pictures Move session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions.

Students who complete the stop-motion animation requirements will earn a Stop-Motion Animation badge from LRNG-KC:


January 9, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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