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 2

Tuesday, June 19th is Day Two 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 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.

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.com


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.


Multimedia Lab Experience

This workshop is provided exclusively for Girl Scouts from Troop 7547.

 

What is it like to be part of a multimedia studio team? Find out in digiSTORY KC’s Multimedia Lab Experience. This two-hour workshop provides the opportunity to select a job role and collaborate with teammates to add the multimedia and text elements for a Claymation production. Select from these job roles and learn about that career in multimedia as you fulfill the project requirements for that position: Director, Actor, Film & Video Editor, Multimedia Animator, Sound Engineering Technician, and Producer. Participants build skills in collaboration as they complete their specific roles for the multimedia team.


Multimedia Collaboration Project (Stop-Motion Animation)

         

Kids love to hear stories and they love to tell stories. Creating stories for multimedia (digital story making) takes this love for stories even farther by providing hands-on practice in developing important 21st Century skills. In this workshop, participants will get an overview of multimedia story making with hands-on practice in a class-wide collaboration to produce a stop-motion animation LEGO® story. Teams will produce one of seven scenes of a stop-motion animation story. Working from a completed script, team members will

  1. photograph story action sequences using Zu3D stop-motion animation software and LEGO® Story Starter figures and bricks,
  2. record voiceovers and dialogue for the audio track in addition to sourcing sound effects for the story,
  3. use chroma-key technology (green screen) to add background scenes they source for the story,
  4. add titles and crawling credits, and
  5. render the file into a video file format

These story segments will be composited and published to digiSTORY KC’s YouTube Channel where the class can view the final results.

NOTE: This is a longer version of our 2-hour Multimedia Lab Experience workshop.  The difference between this and the 2-hour version is that the 2-hour version leaves out the camera work of shooting each frame to create the animation, while the 4-hour version allows teams enough time to do the camera shooting of each animation frame.  The two-hour version has each team working on the same Claymation story, while the 4-hour version has each team working on one or two scenes from a longer script using LEGO® figures.  Each team in the 4-hour LEGO® version contributes to an overall seven-scene group production.  


Multimedia Lab Experience

This workshop is reserved exclusively for the Smithville Girl Scout Troop.

 

What is it like to be part of a multimedia studio team? Find out in digiSTORY KC’s Multimedia Lab Experience. This two-hour workshop provides the opportunity to select a job role and collaborate with teammates to add the multimedia and text elements for a Claymation production. Select from these job roles and learn about that career in multimedia as you fulfill the project requirements for that position: Director, Actor, Film & Video Editor, Multimedia Animator, Sound Engineering Technician, and Producer. Participants build skills in collaboration as they complete their specific roles for the multimedia team.


Stop-Motion Animation Workshop: Session 4

March 26th 4:30 – 6:00, Editing & Publishing Stop-Motion:  This is the last session of this four-session workshop.

Students will then use the features of the animation software to edit images, add sound effects, and edit the video timeline. Students will 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 publish the story to digiSTORY KC’s YouTube channel where links can be shared with family and friends.


Stop-Motion Animation Workshop: Session 3

March 19th 4:30 – 6:00, Image Capture for Stop-Motion:  This is session three of the four-session workshop.

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).


Stop-Motion Animation Workshop: Session 2

March 12th 4:30 – 6:00, Stop-Motion Tools: This is the second session of a four-session workshop.

Participants will learn how to record dialog, and will use a webcam and simple lighting with a laptop to capture their stop-motion frames. Students will learn how to use Zu3D animation software to produce their stop-motion story.