This class will max out your creative muscle. You can learn everything from creating the characters and sets to developing storyboards with sfx that make each characters come alive through a series of photos. Think Lego Movie...but it's you running the show.

Have a group of 3 or more interested in learning STOP MOTION ANIMATION?  Kids 10+ and Adults welcome


OVERVIEW

 

Intro Course for kids ages 10+

4 week course, 1 hour classes

Up to 6 participants per class

Students may bring an articulated character of their choosing from home, ideas include (but are not limited to) Lego, Transformers and small dolls.

Summary

  • Watch an inspiring short stop motion video (FUN!)
  • Introduce the characters
  • Basics of story writing, agreeing on a scenario
  • The art of storyboarding
  • Intro to photo, 'make it happen' (photo story Polaroid)
  • Voice and Music
  • Putting your Polaroid photos into order and celebrate at the 'showing off' party!!

Intermediate for kids ages 10+

4 week course, 1 hour classes

Up to 6 participants per class

***Must have taken the beginner course

Building on storyboards from the beginner classes, students will create a stop motion puppet to further their learning of animation while expanding on scene development, special effects and video editing/colorization.

Summary

  • Make your own stop motion puppet to take home
  • Stop motion movie exploration
  • MORE detailed scene development
  • Get cRaZy with sfx and vid-edit/colourization
  • Edit and PROJECTION PARTY! (parents invited for the last 15 min of the final class to view)

Advanced for kids ages 10+

4 week course, 1 hour classes

Up to 6 participants per class

***Must have taken beginner and intermediate courses.

Based on knowledge gained in beginner and intermediate courses, students work together in pairs to produce their own scene from beginning to end, allowing for a longer movie to be created based on each combined scene (watch out, you might laugh too much - the instructor may do a mad-lib stop motion production!).

Summary

  • Calling all stop motion puppets previously made!
  • Stop-motion movie exploration (SO MUCH INSPIRATION!)
  • Design and construct a movie set
  • Puppets unite into an epic storyboard
  • More creative power between paired kids to do their own scene
  • More movements!
  • More sound affects!!
  • More photos!!! (Polaroid is awesome!)
  • EPIC PARTY where they all come together to tell ONE STORY

Masters for kids ages 10+

4 week course, 1 hour classes

***Must be invited by the instructor to attend this class and have taken beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.

!!!!!!!!!!LET'S GET TOGETHER TO BUILD SOMETHING BIG!!!!!!!

It's your chance to be in a Film Festival!!

summary

  • CREATE A LARGE SET
  • A NEW CAST OF CHARACTERS
  • Develop a new storyboard
  • Using previously learned sfx, vid-edit/colourization, produce a BIG film!
  • SO BIG it'll be submitted to the Whistler film festival for Nov/Dec 2018!!!! (submission deadline is March-August of 2018)
 

Intro Course for Adults (16+)

4 week course, 1.5 hour class

Up to 6 participants per class

Have you made an articulated character? Bring it!

summary

  • Languages of cinema
  • Stop motion videos in culture
  • The art of storyboarding
  • Science of the movement
  • Developing the scene
  • Photo story
  • Voice, sfx and music
  • Editing and delivery of a final 'video'

Intermediate (16+)

4 week course, 1.5 hour classes

Up to 6 participants per class

***Must have taken the beginner course

Building on storyboards from the beginner classes, put your creative powers to the test building a stop motion puppet. Further your understanding of animation through expanding scene development, special effects and video editing/colorization.

Summary

  • Create a puppet for animation
  • Stop motion movie exploration (YES! More inspiration!!)
  • MORE detailed scene development
  • Extending timing in sfx, vid-edit/colourization
  • Edit and projection PARTY 

Advanced (16+)

4 week course, 1.5 hour classes

Up to 6 participants per class

***Must have taken beginner and intermediate courses.

Based on knowledge gained in beginner and intermediate courses, work together in pairs to produce your own scene from beginning to end, allowing for a longer movie to be created based on each combined scene.

Summary

  • Bring stop motion puppets previously made
  • Stop-motion movie exploration (SO MUCH INSPIRATION!)
  • Design and construct a miniature movie set
  • Puppets unite into an epic storyboard
  • More individual creativity in scene development
  • Photographing the movement
  • Sfx on a grander scale
  • Vid-edit/colourization
  • Many create to tell one masterful story

Masters

Class length determined by instructor

***Must be invited by the instructor to attend this class and have taken beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.

IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE IN A FILM FESTIVAL

summary

  • Creation of an epic movie set
  • A new cast of characters
  • Develop a new storyboard, all your own
  • Using previously learned sfx, vid-edit/colourization, produce a BIG film!
  • SO BIG it'll be submitted to the Whistler film festival for Nov/Dec 2018!!!! (submission deadline is March-August of 2018)