Local Kids Learn Stop Motion

Mansfield Library hosts unique animation class for local children

by Beth Mossman – July 23, 2018

The Friends of the Mansfield Free Public Library sponsored a Stop Motion Animation class for kids age 5-14. Kim Furry instructed the class on techniques from flip books to short animated videos.
Stop motion animation is a technique used to make static objects come to life on the screen. This is created by moving the objects in small increments and photographing each movement. Beginners take 12-24 photos to make one second of video. The participants learned the concept of frame, how it turns into a cycle, then a sequence and becomes a story.
The students worked in teams of two to create a short animation for their film festival on Friday evening.
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Mansfield Free Public Library
570-662-3850

The Green Free Library
570-724-4876

Blossburg Memorial Library
570-638-2197

Elkland Public Library
814-258-7576

The Westfield Public Library
814-367-5411

Knoxville Public Library
814-326-4448

Credits:
Idea/Concept: Katie Mossman
Videography: Kaitlyn Callahan
Video Editing: Kaitlyn Callahan
Writing: Beth Mossman
Anchor: Jillian Graver
Correspondent: Katie Mossman

Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by Pop’s Culture Shoppe, Matthews Motor Company

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