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Intro to Stop-Motion Movie Studio With Clay, LEGO®S and Crafts (Ages 6 To 12)

Raymond Mullikin (Raytoons Comics)
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(436)
This 4-Week (or 4-Day Camp) class is an animation class where students explore the hands-on process of Stop-Motion through setting up characters and sets, working with LEGO®s, Clay, and other materials. Their film would be put together via tablet or Smartphone.

Class experience

1.	 Students will learn to use their artistic and creative talents to communicate and tell a story.
2.	 Students will learn to design their own characters, from 2D sketch transitioned to 3D Clay models.
3.	Students will learn to identify and solve authentic problems into developing animated scenes and figure out a way (investigation) on how to fix them.
Homework Offered
Optional: Students can work on their stop motion in between class times.
Assessments Offered
The learner's progress and comprehension skills are observed through informal assessment, in observation of their work on their claymation/stop-motion films.
Grades Offered
 2 files available upon enrollment
🏗️ Materials Required: ✓ Smartphone or Tablet (Android or iOS) If you only have a computer, you could either run the android apps on your PC with BlueStacks: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/3-free-ways-to-run-android-apps-on-your-pc Or you could try installing a Stop Motion program for Windows: https://fixthephoto.com/best-free-stop-motion-software.html Here is a link to Stop Motion Studio on the PC or Mac: https://www.cateater.com/ ✓ Lapse It or Lapse It Pro (to animate the student art) Stop Motion Studio is another program that works well: https://www.cateater.com/ 🏗️ Highly Recommended Materials: (These materials are what most students will use in the class. But they are not required for the class.) ✔️ Modeling/Oil-Based Clay (Modeling Clay is the best material for Stop Motion characters. But paper, Legos, toys - or even people - can also be used.) ✔️ Colored Paper ✔️ Scissors ✔️ Large Box - For Setting Up Background (This might not be necessary if your scene is located outdoors or in your home.) ✔️Scotch Tape and Glue 📎 Suggested Materials: ✔️ Smartphone Camera Stand (If you are using a Smartphone and it doesn’t have a kickstand case) ✔️ Legos ✔️ Toothpicks and paperclips ✔️ Tablecloth ✔️ Sculpting tools ✔️ Styrofoam, armature wire, and/or foil ✔️ Pipecleaners ✔️ Toys ✔️ Beads and/or Buttons ✔️ Scraps of cloth. Optional: ✔️ Flipaclip App Software (For Android or iOS) This animation software app has the ability to easily import Stop Motion videos and add some fun "rotoscoping" effects. Rotoscoping effects work great with Stopmotion! You can use it to make Lego or Clay characters fire lasers! Or add explosions! (I also do a class on adding Rotoscoping effects with Flipaclip: https://outschool.com/classes/making-stunning-animated-effects-in-movies-intro-to-rotoscoping-BsAiRsio?usid=fF9cKM18&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link) 📢 Please install Zoom on the same device as the Lapse It Software. That way the instructor will be able to see what the student is doing and be able to help the student if they are having any difficulties.
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Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(436)
Hi, my name is Raymond Mullikin. 👋

I am a professional cartoonist and credentialed teacher from San Luis Obispo, California.

I teach classes in Cartooning, Comic Book Printing and Publishing, 2D Cartoon Animation, Claymation/Stop Motion, Toy... 
Group Class


weekly or $67 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
50 min

Completed by 313 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-11
2-9 learners per class

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