Animation Studio

Grades: 1-2, 3-4

All Programs

Create your own animated movie! In Stop-Motion Animation, campers will create their own short stop-motion animated film from start to finish. Campers will collaborate on ideas and learn how to storyboard, build their sets, and capture stop-motion animation footage with Stop Motion Studio. This app also offers editing functions and campers will add sound effects, music, special effects, titles, and credits. Finally, they will create movie posters for their projects and screen their films at the end of the week for their fellow campers.

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Creativity, Initiative, Collaboration, Communication, Empathy, Problem Solving, Responsibility. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method®.

Sample Projects

Designing Sets

Designing Sets

Campers will design sets for their films with a creative mix of their own personal collections of toys, objects, and arts & craft supplies.

As they design their sets, campers will learn about props, backdrops and lighting. They’ll also practice collaboration and communication by sharing their ideas and brainstorming together.

Capturing Footage

Capturing Footage

By adjusting and moving their inanimate “actors” a little bit between each captured image, campers will create the illusion of animation that will bring their characters and stories to life.

Campers will learn how to use Stop Motion Studio and the concepts of frame rate and “frames per second”. They will also discover that the distance they move their characters between each frame determines how fast they appear to be moving in the final footage.

Editing and Enhancing

Editing and Enhancing

As campers collect their footage and complete their different scenes, they will also add sound effects, music, special effects, titles, and credits.  They will also adjust details like timing and transitions.

Campers will learn how to trim and rearrange clips, adjust frames per second, and how to compose and combine the “layers” of a movie including footage, sound and effects.