Students will be introduced to the field of stop motion animation. 
We will begin with storyboarding, character and set design, and basics of angle and frames per second.

Students will have a portion of their movies completed before this session and have base conceptual understanding of angle, set design, and general aesthetics/rule of thirds. 

The club will be culminating with a trip to the Laika exhibit at the art museum and a 'red carpet' film festival that their teachers and parents are invited to.

A full write up of the tentative schedule is attached.

Key Questions

My video looks choppy. How can I fix this?

How do I make the story interesting for my viewers?

How do I make it look like a character is moving quickly without it looking choppy?

Do you have any tips for editing or adding sound?

What education or preparation does one need to be successful in this field? 

What's the best thing about working in animation?

(Students will generate actual questions based on their troubleshooting at the time).

Expected Outcomes

They will likely have questions about what it's like to work in the field, as well as troubleshooting questions and opinions about ideas they have. They will be getting ready to add sound to their videos and edit the following week. 


Curriculum Alignment

Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

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Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

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Completed Date

 04/26/2018 5:30 PM   Eastern Time






sean brown