Cut Paper Animation

Cut Paper Animation

In just one hour participants will learn techniques of cut-paper stop-motion animation and work in small groups to make their own!  Cut paper animation uses 2 dimensional images cut from magazines, catalogs or construction paper.  This type of animation produces a...
Object Animation

Object Animation

Learn about “persistence of vision” – the name often given to the way the human brain blends sudden changes into smooth motion. This interpretation by our brains is what make movies possible. Make a mini-animation (a thaumatrope) to take home, and work in small groups...
Pixilation Animation

Pixilation Animation

Focus on the technique called “Pixilation”, which uses live people as puppets for stop-motion animation. Facilitators will discuss the importance of storyboards to filming, and after screening some professional “pixilation” shorts, facilitators will demonstrate how...
Color, Emotion, and Illusion

Color, Emotion, and Illusion

Learn how to create successful illusions in stop-motion animation. Facilitators will lead discussion, illustrated by specific professional stop-motion animation shorts, on how lighting and color are used to invoke specific moods, and how the type of movement given to...
Sound Effects

Sound Effects

The Incredible Perception of Sound:  The Art and Science of Auditory Perception Learn the basic physics of sound while exploring the intricacies of human perception. Discuss the use of sound effects in movies – what are you REALLY hearing?  In small groups, expand...