The day will feature a masterclass in Stop-Motion Animation with multi-talented visual effects artists Timothy Taylor and Tom Proost. They are known for box office hits such as Frankenweenie, Coraline, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Star Wars (I, II) and Galaxy Quest. Timothy and Tom were also part of the creative team on the short, Mermaids from Mars from Athena Studios, and The Little Prince, both audience favorites at the Family Film Festival. They will be joined by talented film and media students from Berkeley City College Film Department.
Who should attend:
This workshop is for middle school kids (grades 6 to 8) and will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. The day will be split into a morning and afternoon session with a thirty minute break for lunch.
Recommended ages are 12 - 14 | Limited to 12 participants
Applications due by April 10, 2018 | Scholarships available
Workshop Fee $25 (includes a box lunch and beverage)
The workshop features hands-on learning and will cover:
Stop-Motion Tools: Students will get an understanding of “key framing” and “frame rates”; the importance of story in animation and creating storyboards, as well as simple lighting and how to use animation software.
Image Capture for Stop-Motion: In the afternoon students will then start photographing the progressive movements of the characters/props in their story.
Editing & Publishing Stop-Motion: Students will then use animation software to edit the video timeline, add title frames to the beginning of their stories and crawling credits at the end.
A unique feature of the Cameo Cinema is our commitment to show the day’s work on the big screen. This is a big highlight of the Family Film Festival and always a lot of fun. We will publish the final animation on our Vimeo and webpages so you can share with your family and friends.
Timothy Taylor and Tom Proost : Recent commercial work