DigiStory Academy invites moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunties–anyone with a close relationship to kids–to this workshop to learn how to create a fun, stop-motion animation. Working in a team of up to four kids and adults, participants in this intergenerational workshop will create an original story and animate using Claymation, LEGOs, etc.
This four-part workshop includes:
Nov. 13: Making Pictures Move
Participants begin with hands-on learning about “key framing” and “frame rates.” In this session they will construct a simple flipbook and view examples of animation at different frame rates. Teams will also use the digiSTORY model to create an original story. From this they will create a storyboard and script.
Nov. 14: Stop-Motion Tools
Participants will learn how to use a webcam and simple lighting with a laptop to capture their stop-motion frames. Students will also learn how to use Zu3D animation software to create their stop-motion story. Students will use the features of the animation software to edit images, add sound effects or voiceovers and edit the video timeline.
Nov. 15: Image Capture for Stop-Motion
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).
Nov. 16: Editing & Publishing Stop-Motion
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 where links can be shared with family and friends.
This workshop is designed for kids 8 and older and adults of all ages. Register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biglittle-stop-motion-workshop-tickets-38474994745