Stop Motion Animation for TeensTuesday February 5, 2019
4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
This hands-on class teaches the step by step process of creating stop motion animation, from the making of flexible characters out of clay, all the way to the completion of a finished scene. Using more modern frame grabbing technology, to capture images, students will be able to see their progress each day.
Stop Motion is the original film animation. By moving objects, or model characters, between frame exposures on the camera, those same objects, or characters came mysteriously to life, and appeared to move by themselves when the film was played back at regular speed. Such memorable characters as Gumby, Wallace & Gromit, and King Kong (1933), were all brought to life through stop motion.
Limited to 8 participants, so register early. This is a six week course, and you must attend all six. Anyone registered for the first class is automatically registered for the next five.
Tim Smyth is a professional stop motion animator who has animated on the TV shows “Celebrity Deathmatch”, “The P’J’s” “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas” , and “A Very Pentatonix Christmas” as well as TV and Web spots like Visine, and KRE-O toys. Tim grew up (more or less) in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and was inspired to get into stop motion, and filmmaking, when he was very young, after a viewing of the 1933 film “King Kong”.
Location: Cavallaro Room
to go to the Haverhill Public Library