Interested in learning the art of Animation? In this 6 week series we will learn about storytelling and character creation and how to turn it into a stop motion animation. We will use the stop- motion app and flip a clip app to create our work. The course will take place: Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Tuesday March 23 - Intro to Animation In this first class we will learn a bit about how animation works and make a couple of simple animation toys to demonstrate. From there we will begin the process of creating stories and ideas for our animation. We will look at story formats, types of animation, and examples and students will begin to map out their ideas and plans for their animation. HW - finish plan for animation. Tuesday March 30 - Characters and Puppets Once the stories are created we can begin to work on character development and puppet making. Through thinking about who the characters are and how they will be made we can begin to make our puppets and backgrounds. HW finish puppet making and background drawings / sets. Tuesday April 6 - Animating With all the puppets finished we will learn the craft of actually animating scenes. We will look at timing, using the stop motion app, how to move puppets, and how to set up camera scenes. HW finish one scene for your animation Tuesday April 13 - Check in and finish animating In this class we will take time to review what people have done so far. With peer feedback we can all figure out what needs to be done and any revisions we may want to make in our work. Then we will continue on making the rest of the scene.
Tuesday April 20 - Editing In this class we will learn how to edit. We can delete any frames that didn’t work, copy and paste sequences for repeating, add credits, sounds and voiceovers. Time will be given to work on editing. Tuesday April 27 In this last class we will review and critique the work that is done. For students who need more time they can finish their work in this class. For students who are finished we will learn some tricks in the stop motion app such as green screen or rotoscoping. Depending on time and the needs of the group I can also do a quick tutorial on flip a clip which is more of a cell animation app.
Screening of finished work Friday April 30 at 4PM (Flexible) Price: $230 for 6 classes of 1.5 hours plus screening Materials:
Phone or ipad
Stop motion app with the $5 purchase of the ‘extras’ for the app
An ipad or phone tripod. It can be a clip on that clips to the table or it can be a standing tripod.