Stop Motion Animation

Class # 34   Grades: 4- 5- 6

Class Overview

Lights, Camera, ACTION! In this class we will become filmmakers using the amazing technology of Stop Motion Animation. We will learn about different types of animation—from Wallace and Grommet style claymation to Disney’s cartoon animation. Throughout the class you will make several mini-animations as well as a feature animation.  As a creative team, we will create an original animated movie from start to finish. You will be a screenwriter when we write our own script, a director when we use video cameras and computers to capture our animations, and a video editor when we add special effects and music in post-production. All of your animations will be posted on our very own YouTube channel so you can share them with your friends and family.  At the end of Summer Academy we will debut our feature animations at our Feature Animation Premier!  For our field trip we will also visit a television studio and learn about what animation and video production looks like in the real world.

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Amy Buecksler

Amy Buecksler works as an Education Consultant for the MIND Research Institute, a non-profit organization that does research in neuroscience, mathematics and education.  She has her Masters of Education in Technology Integration and a minor in Multimedia and Video Production.  Amy worked as a Technology Integration Specialist in the Columbia Heights School District for five years and before that she taught fourth grade in Texas.


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Stop Motion Animation

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