Stop-Motion Animation Workshop: Session 1



Learn the fascinating magic of stop-motion animation. All moving pictures and animation are simply series of still images that come to life when shown rapidly in order. Work with a small team to create your own stop-motion animation production in this four-session workshop at the digiSTORY Academy at 3210 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Enrollment 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:
Monday, Nov. 28th: 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, Dec. 5th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
2.    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, Dec. 12th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
3.    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, Dec. 19th: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
4.    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 or Vimeo Channel where links can be shared with family and friends.

Workshop Fee: $35.00 (plus Eventbrite fee) covers all four sessions.  (Discounts are available for kids from families facing financial hardship).