In Stop Motion Animation (composition), students write storyboards and film their own stop motion animation films using technology such as an iPad. They learn how to create their story’s characters using armatures and plasticine designing various backgrounds and props to use during filming. Students are encouraged to bring different materials from home to incorporate into their movies. The class also covers a brief history of stop motion animation and students watch a variety of stop motion movies throughout the course.
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