Get moving with a stop-motion animation project from Youth and Family staff
Camp-in-Place #AtHomeArt projects from Camp Contemporary instructors and Youth and Family staff. Sponsored by SONIC Drive-In.
Life comes at you fast. If this year has taught us anything, it's how to think on our feet during rapidly changing conditions.
This summer, we'd planned to host our first, two-week stop-motion animation camp with the award-winning team at Reckless Abandonment Pictures. Even though the public health crisis forced us to cancel Camp Contemporary's summer session, the animation must go on!
Though not the immersive experience you'd get in person at Camp Contemporary, this week’s Camp-in-Place project will introduce you to the creative, tiny, entertaining (and sometimes addicting) world of stop-motion animation. Look around your home and yard for small everyday items that hold potential for big adventure.
Let's get started!
- Smartphone or tablet
- Stop Motion Studio app – free download
- Small objects to create your animation. (Examples: small toys, art supplies, flowers, rocks, etc.)
- Download the Stop Motion Studio app on your smartphone or tablet.
- Explore the app’s capabilities. (Watch the video below, created by our own Kau'i Kanahele, for a look at what the app can do.)
- Find a space in your home or outside to create your video.
- Review the photos here for step-by-step ideas.
- Get started on your video!
- Tips: Keep your device as still as possible in between images. Remember to slowly move your animation object/s to create seamless motion.
- Share your stop-motion animation video with us using #AtHomeArt
- #AtHomeArt project from our Youth and Family staff
Kau’i Kanahele, coordinator of Youth and Family Programs
Christine Gibson, manager of Youth and Family Programs
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