Calling all budding animation artists! Join award-winning animator duo EleanorGiovanni for a four day workshop learning how to create your very own stop motion film. Animation is the process where artificial movement is created by capturing a series of drawings or movements one by one. Small changes in the position of the drawing or object, recorded frame by frame, creates the illusion of movement. Create your own unique character and tell their story on film!
In this introductory class, Eleanor Evans and Giovanni Aguilar demonstrate how to start creating simple fun stop motion animations. Use clay, plasticine, photographs, paper cut outs, drawings, silhouettes, Lego, blocks and toys to create characters and sets. Remember that animation is simply giving life to inanimate objects; let your imagination be your guide!
The class covers the basics of using Stop Motion Studio on your phone or tablet and the importance of the animation principle of squash and stretch. Upon completion of this workshop the budding animators will have a new skill set to start producing their own amazing and quirky claymation productions. Don’t miss out on this amazing workshop!
This workshop is suitable for 10-14 year olds
With lockdown in place, this workshop will be delivered exclusively online, through the Zoom platform. Invitation and link to be emailed to enrolled participants the day before.
Class will meet on Monday morning, where EleanorGiovanni will introduce you to the project, instruct how to develop and build your character, as well as covering the Squash and Stretch technique. Spend the afternoon creating your character to show at the next class.
Class will meet again on Tuesday morning to learn how to design and build the sets for your film, as well as how to set up simple three-point lighting on your set. Use the rest of the day to finish of your set design and get ready to start taking putting your film together the next day.
Wednesday morning the class will go over how to set up your animation and how to use the app Stop Motion Studio. Spend the day shooting and editing, before meeting the class on Thursday morning for a special showcase event.
When you are finished, your films will be uploaded to the PhotoAccess digital platform, Photo-Stories, as an online gallery for you to share with all your friends and family.
PhotoAccess will provide material packs for all participants that includes plasticine and a tripod for your device as well as your subscription to the Stop Motion Studio app. You will be able to collect these, contact free, from the PhotoAccess in Manuka.
All you will need to provide is a smartphone or tablet, pens, textas, paper, cardboard, two desk lamps, and whatever other interesting materials you could use to create your movie.
Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Sunday 26th September 2021. PhotoAccess reserves the right to cancel the workshop if there are insufficient enrolments. If we have to cancel, you’ll receive a full refund.
PhotoAccess will happily refund or transfer workshop fees up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. If less than 7 days notice is given PhotoAccess will transfer fees to another workshop but will charge a transfer fee of either 25% of the workshop cost or $50, whichever is less. No refunds or transfers can be given once a workshop has started. Please see Terms and Conditions for further details.