Stop-Motion Animation Session 4: Editing & Publishing Stop-Motion

This is the final session of this four-session workshop.

In this session, participants will learn how 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.

This workshop is recommended for kids who are 9 – 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:

Thursday, April 6th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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.  Students will follow the digiSTORY Model to create a storyboard for their production.

Thursday, April  13th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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 Zu3D animation software to create their stop-motion story.

Thursday, April 20th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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).

Thursday, April 27th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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:


Stop-Motion Animation Session 3: Image Capture for Stop-Motion

This is the third of four workshop sessions for the Stop-Motion Animation series.

In this session, 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).

This workshop is recommended for kids who are 9 – 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:

Thursday, April 6th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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.  Students will follow the digiSTORY Model to create a storyboard for their production.

Thursday, April  13th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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 Zu3D animation software to create their stop-motion story.

Thursday, April 20th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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).

Thursday, April 27th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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:


Stop-Motion Animation Session 2: Stop-Motion Tools

This is the second of four workshop sessions for the Stop-Motion Animation series.

In this session, participants will learn about the equipment and hardware needed to create stop-motion animation.  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 Zu3D animation software to create their stop-motion story.  This workshop is open for kids ages 10 – 16.

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

Here’s a summary of what students will learn in each of the four workshop sessions:

Thursday, April 6th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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.  Students will follow the digSTORY Model to create a storyboard for their production.

Thursday, April 13th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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 Zu3D animation software to create their stop-motion story.

Thursday, April 20th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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).

Thursday, April 27th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • 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 this session.


Stop-Motion Animation Session 1: Making Pictures Move

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 9 – 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:

Thursday, April 6th: 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.

Thursday, April  13th: 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 Zu3D animation software to create their stop-motion story.

Thursday, April 20th: 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).

Thursday, April 27th: 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:


LEGO® Show Time Workshop 3: Story Sharing

STORY SHARING

This is the third of 3 workshop sessions on using LEGO objects to create a stop-motion animation.

In Session 3, 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.  This workshop is open for kids ages 7 – 12.

Here’s a summary of what students will learn in each of the three workshop sessions:

Monday, March 20th: 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.

Tuesday, March 21st: 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 Zu3D animation software to create their full LEGO stop-motion story.

Thursday, March 23rd: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.   (NOTE: No Wednesday workshop this week).

  • 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).  By registering for the Session 1: Story Creating session, you will automatically be registered for this session.

Students who complete the stop-motion animation requirements will earn a LEGO Show Time badge from LRNG-KC.


LEGO® Show Time Workshop 2: Story Producing

This is the second of 3 workshop sessions on using LEGO® objects to create a stop-motion animation.  In Session 2, 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 Zu3D animation software to create their full LEGO® stop-motion story. This workshop is open for kids ages 7 – 12.

Here’s a summary of what students will learn in each of the three workshop sessions:

Monday, March 20th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Story Creating: Learners will explore the fundamentals of how moving pictures are created by assembling a flipbook. They will then work with their team to create a 6-stage storyboard comic page that features photos of their LEGO® characters in action.

Tuesday, March 21st: 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 Zu3D animation software to create their full LEGO® stop-motion story.

Thursday, March 23rd: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.   (NOTE: No Wednesday workshop this week).

  • 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.  (Scholarships are available for kids from families facing financial hardship).  By registering for the Session 1: Story Creating session, you will automatically be registered for this session.

Students who complete the stop-motion animation requirements will earn a LEGO Show Time badge from LRNG-KC.


LEGO® Show Time Workshop 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 three-session workshop will be held at the digiSTORY Academy at 3210 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Students who complete the stop-motion animation requirements will earn a LEGO Show Time badge from LRNG-KC:

Learners can earn this LEGO Show Time badge

This workshop consists of three weekly 1.5 hour sessions:

Here’s a summary of what students will learn in each of the three workshop sessions:

Monday, March 20th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Story Creating: Learners will explore the fundamentals of how moving pictures are created by assembling a flipbook. They will then work with their team to create a 6-stage storyboard comic page that features photos of their LEGO® characters in action.

Tuesday, March 21st: 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 Zu3D animation software to create their full LEGO® stop-motion story.

Thursday, March 23rd: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.    (NOTE: No Wednesday workshop this week).

  • 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.  (Scholarships are available for kids from families facing financial hardship).  By registering for the Session 1: Story Creating session, you will automatically be registered for this session.


CLAYMATION FOUNDATION 4: Editing & Publishing Claymation

This is the fourth of four workshop sessions for the Claymation Animation series.

In this session, participants will learn how 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 Claymation production piece is final, the student will be able to publish the story to digiSTORY KC’s YouTube where links can be shared with family and friends.  This workshop is open for kids ages 9 – 16.

Students who complete the Claymation animation requirements will earn a Claymation Animation badge from LRNG-KC:

Here’s a summary of what students will learn in each of the four workshop sessions:

Monday, March 6th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Making Pictures Move: Participants will be able to explain how “key framing” establishes the illusion of movement. The student will construct a “thaumatrope,” a simple flipbook and will be able to explain how animation is affected by different frame rates. Participants will also use digiSTORY KC’s story development model to create a storyboard.

Tuesday, March 7th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Stop-Motion Tools: Participants will be able to use a webcam and simple lighting with a laptop to capture their Claymation frames.  Students will also be able to use Zu3D animation software to create their Claymation story. Students will work with teammates to create a storyboard of their Claymation story.

Wednesday, March 8th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Image Capture for Claymation: 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).

Thursday, March 9th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Editing & Publishing Claymation: 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 Claymation 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.


Claymation Workshop 1: Making Pictures Move

Claymation is an entertaining form of animation popularized by such favorites as Gumby, Wallace and Gromit and Robot Chicken. Claymation is a fun form of stop-motion animation that kids love to create. The characters are easy to form and move. Plus, you don’t need illustration talent to create successful Claymation stories. In this workshop kids from 9 – 16 will learn basics in photography, character expression, audio capture and video editing. Participants in this hands-on workshop will work closely with one or two collaborative partners to develop a short, stop-motion Claymation story.

This workshop is recommended for kids who are 9 – 16 years of age.

Workshops are held at the digiSTORY Academy, Suite 200, Connecting for Good facility at 3210 Michigan Ave., KC, MO.

The cost for all four sessions is $35.00 (plus Eventbrite fees).  (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.

Here’s the full Claymation workshop program:

CLAYMATION WORKSHOP 1: Making Pictures Move

Monday, March 6th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Making Pictures Move: Participants will be able to explain how “key framing” establishes the illusion of movement. The student will construct a “thaumatrope,” a simple flipbook and will be able to explain how animation is affected by different frame rates. Participants will also use digiSTORY KC’s story development model to create a storyboard.

Here’s a summary of what students will learn in the follow-up sessions for this four-session series:

Tuesday, March 7th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Stop-Motion Tools: Participants will be able to use a webcam and simple lighting with a laptop to capture their Claymation frames.  Students will also be able to use Zu3D animation software to create their Claymation story.       Students will work with teammates to create a story board of their Claymation story.

Wednesday, March 8th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Image Capture for Claymation: 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).

Thursday, March 9th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Editing & Publishing Claymation: 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 Claymation 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.

Students who complete the Claymation requirements will earn a Claymation badge from LRNG-KC:


Claymation Workshop 4: Editing & Publishing Claymation

CLAYMATION WORKSHOP 4: Editing & Publishing Claymation

This is the fourth of four workshop sessions for the Claymation Animation series.

In this session, participants will learn how 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 Claymation production piece is final, the student will be able to publish the story to digiSTORY KC’s YouTube where links can be shared with family and friends.  This workshop is open for kids ages 9 – 16.

Students who complete the Claymation animation requirements will earn a Claymation Animation badge from LRNG-KC:

Here’s a summary of what students will learn in each of the four workshop sessions:

Monday, Feburary 6th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Making Pictures Move: Participants will be able to explain how “key framing” establishes the illusion of movement. The student will construct a “thaumatrope,” a simple flipbook and will be able to explain how animation is affected by different frame rates. Participants will also use digiSTORY KC’s story development model to create a storyboard.

Monday, Feburary 13th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Stop-Motion Tools: Participants will be able to use a webcam and simple lighting with a laptop to capture their Claymation frames.  Students will also be able to use Zu3D animation software to create their Claymation story. Students will work with teammates to create a storyboard of their Claymation story.

Monday, February 20th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Image Capture for Claymation: 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, February 27th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Editing & Publishing Claymation: 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 Claymation 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.