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Animating Kids! (Stop-Motion Videos)

Welcome to Animating Kids! (Stop-Motion Videos)

Animating Kids is a youth-centered, online resource for teaching stop-motion animation and storytelling skills using classic formulas, concepts, and principles.

Learn animation fundamentals through "cooking demonstrations" with the Animation Chefs, four brothers who have taught stop motion to over 1,000 kids all over the world since 2009.

Short, easy, pre-planned media lessons for busy adult mentors who want to engage youth in building skills in media production. 

Animating Kids re-imagines stop motion animation as a vehicle to send kids as young as early elementary to film school.

Pre-planned hands-on lessons and secret recipes include:

  • Device set-up

  • Explaining the math involved in working with "frames per second"

  • Sound design

  • Creating speed with spacing

  • Slowing-down and speeding-up formulas

  • Squash and stretch concepts

  • Winding-up and following through skills

  • Combining multiple animation concepts simultaneously

  • Quiver and shake recipes

  • Running and walking strategies

  • Character lip-synching

  • Thinking with Blinking

  • And much, much more

 

Animating Kids involves all academic subject areas:

  • Math in Motion

  • Spatial Awareness

  • Writing

  • Hypothesizing

  • Visualizing written information

  • Sequencing

  • Life Skills - Collaborating, Problem solving, Negotiating

  • Engineering props

  • Improvisation

  • Voice Acting

  • Tinkering - Trial and Error

  • Cinematography

  • Technology Mastery

  • Structuring story

  • Character Development

  • Synthesizing academics, play and creativity in service of a project

  • Meeting deadlines for exhibition and sharing

Upcoming Camps & Activities

5 Hat Bundle (5 Levels of Stop-Motion Lessons)

8 - 14 yrs | Sessions July 30, 2018 - July 29, 2019


(Online Lessons) This bundle includes access to all levels of lessons.

Youth-centered, online resource for teaching stop-motion animation and storytelling skills using classic formulas, concepts, and principles.

Learn animation fundamentals through "cooking demonstrations" with the Animation Chefs, four brothers who have taught stop motion to over 1,000 kids all over the world ...


White Hat Basics (Stop-Motion Starter)

8 - 14 yrs | Sessions July 30, 2018 - July 29, 2019


(Onling Lessons) This option includes the starter-level lessons.

Youth-centered, online resource for teaching stop-motion animation and storytelling skills using classic formulas, concepts, and principles.

Learn animation fundamentals through "cooking demonstrations" with the Animation Chefs, four brothers who have taught stop motion to over 1,000 kids all over the world since 2009 ...


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