Stop-Motion Animation Workshop (for Girl Scouts): Day 4

Thursday, June 21st is Day Four of the Stop-Motion Animation Workshop.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    digiSTORY Academy, Suite 200, 3210 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, MO  64109

This includes the following activities:

Teams complete the filming stage of their production and begin adding all remaining post-production elements: titles, credits, music sound tracks, special effects, etc. When their production is finished, they post the piece to the digiSTORY KC YouTube Channel. Teams end the session by sharing their production pieces with the rest of the teams and discussing their work on the project.

Find information about registering for this week-long workshop at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-motion-animation-workshop-for-girl-scouts-tickets-41879366312

For more information contact Ron Green at (816) 804-5917 or rronaldgreen@gmail.


Stop-Motion Animation Workshop (for Girl Scouts): Day 3

Wednesday, June 20th is Day Three of the Stop-Motion Animation Workshop.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    digiSTORY Academy, Suite 200, 3210 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109

This includes the following activities:

Teams spend this entire session producing their multimedia story. They are taking photos and adding them to their video timeline.   They are adding sound effects, music tracks and special design effects. They are photographing actions against constructed backgrounds, or they are adding backgrounds using chroma key (green screen) technology.

Find information about registering for this week-long workshop at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-motion-animation-workshop-for-girl-scouts-tickets-41879366312

For more information contact Ron Green at (816) 804-5917 or rronaldgreen@gmail.


Stop-Motion Animation Workshop (for Girl Scouts): Day 1

Stop-motion animation is a fun way to capture your stories and entertain your friends and family. Many famous animators got their start creating stop-motion animation. This process involves posing characters in scenes and situations and photographing each stage of their movement to create animation that reveals their story. In this digiSTORY KC workshop, participants will work in teams of 2 or 3 to create an original story which they will animate through Claymation, LEGO® characters or other objects.

This summer workshop session is offered exclusively to KC area Girl Scouts!

Dates: June 18 – 21

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $150 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) Covers all four sessions:

June 18th: Participants learn about animation and how it works. They create a flip book and a thaumatrope to see how static pictures appear to move in animation and video. They learn about frames and frame rates for animation and video. They learn digiSTORY KC’s story model and work with teammates to create an original story. They create a storyboard and script for that story. They learn how animators use animatics to plan for voiceovers and other multimedia to pace the image requirements for the story.

June 19th: Teams learn production techniques and ideas for various stop-motion formats (e.g. Claymation, LEGO® figures, etc.). They complete their work adding voiceovers to their production piece. Teams learn about chroma key technology and start planning and preparing backgrounds and props for their production sets. Teams learn about the three phases of the production process, and they learn about careers in digital media. Team members choose from those job roles and begin their camera production work. Teams also learn about the importance of movement and expression for their characters.

June 20th: Teams spend this entire session producing their multimedia story. They are taking photos and adding them to their video timeline.   They are adding sound effects, music tracks and special design effects. They are photographing actions against constructed backgrounds, or they are adding backgrounds using chroma key (green screen) technology.

June 21st: Teams complete the filming stage of their production and begin adding all remaining post-production elements: titles, credits, music sound tracks, special effects, etc. When their production is finished, they post the piece to the digiSTORY KC YouTube Channel. Teams end the session by sharing their production pieces with the rest of the teams and discussing their work on the project.


Summer Workshops Are Underway!

June and July are busy months for digiSTORY KC. During this time, digiSTORY KC is offering seven stop-motion animation workshops. Two workshops are open to the general public for kids from ages of 9 – 16: June 19 – 22 and June 26 – 29. The remaining workshops are offered through key program partners:

  • Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center June 6 – 9
  • Mattie Rhodes Art Center June 12 – 15
  • Operation Breakthrough July 17 – 21
  • Urban TEC July 20 – 21
  • Girl Scouts July 24 – 27

 

Ron Green, Executive Director of digiSTORY KC, states that “summer workshops provide more time for kids to complete the full process required to create and publish a good stop-motion story.” The standard format for summer workshops is four days of four hours each day:

  • Day 1: Understanding Animation & story/script development
  • Day 2: Creation of an animatic and recording of dialog & voiceovers
  • Day 3: Photo capture of story actions and character movements & expressions
  • Day 4: Post-production (green screen, titles, credits) and publishing

The same workshop offered in after-school formats during the school year is greatly truncated. Typically the student has only six hours to accomplish the same amount of activity. This requires taking short cuts and unfortunate omission of instruction on important aspects of stop-motion animation production. The summer workshop format gives the student and teammates the opportunity for a more satisfying story production experience.


School’s Out — Now What!?!

School’s Out!  Enroll your child now for one of our Summer Stop-Motion Animation Workshops.

June 19 – 22 1:00 – 5:00

OR

June 26 – 29  8:30 – 12:30