Live Action Stop-Animation Educators Workshop from Box of Light

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November 29, 2017. Check-in & Refreshments 8:30-9a | Workshop 9:00a-3p

Box Of Light will hold an Educators Workshop in live action stop action animation at the WVIA studio in Pittston, PA on November 29th. In this workshop, we'll take you through the process of making a stop motion movie and setting up the project for a classroom of students.

Stop Action Animation is an fun, kinesthetic, collaborative activity that incorporates art, language, technology and media literacy. It can be used to explore classroom curriculum as well as to develop social skills. In Box Of Light’s ANIMATE YOUR CLASSROOM workshop, teachers will use stop motion software to create short tutorials for their students. Box Of Light staff will take participants through the entire stop motion process, from camera to credits. Participants will learn what to consider when choosing equipment and software, how to position the camera, film, edit and export their movie. Attention will be paid to the best way to set up this activity for a classroom of students.

Students who use live action stop motion animation to explore a topic engage with that topic multiple times. They study or research to acquire their knowledge, transform that knowledge into a script or storyboard, communicate in its concepts while making their film and engage again as they watch their movie and share it with others. In a stop motion activity, all students are active engaged throughout the process. All build, all are active either moving characters or capturing frames. Filmmaking teams need to work together, share ideas and collaborate effectively in order to create their film. And throughout, students can watch their developing film at any time. In watching their film develop, they receive immediate feedback and can adjust to improve their film. When their film is finished, the team has a film in which everyone has played an important part, a project of which they will be proud and a lesson that they can share with others. 

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