St. Ann teens stop to animate

February 27, 2017 by  

Teenagers in St. Ann are excited about the latest workshop in the Rock Road Branch Library’s Teen Tech series. Stop Motion Animation is an overview of how to make animated films with only the supplies and materials teens might have available.

Though once only the purview of auteurs, stop motion animation is a technique that has now been democratized thanks to advances in technology. Popularized by such films as Corpse Bride, the Box Trolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings, many young people are interested in getting into stop motion but are not sure where to begin, which is something the workshop hopes to address.

Each participant will receive a presentation folder, some small models, and an iPad. The lesson will start by covering the best apps that can be used on the iPad to make an animation, including Animation Creator, FlipBook, and iMovie. Using the models and the iPads, teens will practice making short films with their subject matter. The presentation folders will include a number of tips and filming techniques, including different types of shots and angles. Some advice on how to speed up the process of making a stop motion animation will also be included.

The workshop will take place on March 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Rock Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, located at 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd. Attendance is free, but preregistration is required. For more info, visit the website.