Stop Motion Animation

About Stop Motion Animation

Your children will get to bring their fun and silly ideas to life. They will develop their own stories using elements of plot, setting, rising action, conflict, and resolution. Once characters and backgrounds are made, students use computers, webcams and special software to bring their stories to life! We will cover idea development, storyboarding, prep and production, lighting and composition and of course, the shooting and editing.

This camp is for children aged 7 to 14 and the camps are segregated by ages 7 to 10 and 11 to 14.

A Few Details

Stop Motion Content

Your children will be exposed to a wide range of stop motion techniques including paper animation, claymation, toy animation, and even human animation. We will include a film festival on Friday to culminate the week of creativity, silliness, and fun! 

Skills Taught/Practiced

  • Set and background composition
  • Lighting considerations
  • Character & story development
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Patience!

 

Why Stop Motion?

Your children were born with immense creativity and rarely get the chance to demonstrate it in school. In our Stop Motion course we will encourage your children's silly, creative side to let loose and make SMA magic! Your children will use paper, toys, and even humans to animate their most creative stories! We should let you know that we do not allow violence, offensive language, or political humor in their creations.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for our Stop Motion course. We do require campers to work in teams and make team-based decisions about how and what they make. Campers should be prepared to work well with others.

What's Next?

After taking our Stop Motion course we try to point children in the direction of learning more creative content such as our Photography course, Video & Film Production, or Web Building. Many of those same courses are offered afterschool and on weekends through our sister company Young Makers Lab.

2017 Camp Offerings

Boca Raton
June 26-30 - Ages 7-10
August 7-11 - Ages 11-14

Wellington
July 24-28 - Ages 7-10