CLAYMATION (ages 9-12)
In this course, children ages 9-12 will create their own animated clips using the same techniques as animators at Disney, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon, discovering the process of cartoon and character creation, as well as fundamentals of claymation through project-based learning, a both fun and meaningful experience.
What is Stop Motion Animation?
Stop motion animation is a film making technique for making an animation that is captured one frame at a time, with physical objects moved between frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement and makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own.
Some memorable animated movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas , Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Chicken Run are made with this technique. You also see a lot of TV commercials made the same way.
More about Claymation
What is claymation and why use it?
Claymation, another word for "Clay Animation" is any animation done using a character, or characters, created out of clay. It is a very popular form of stop motion animation, especially for educational purposes as well as teaching children and beginners, as it is interesting, easy and cheap comparing to other methods of animating .
The claymation process involves sculpting characters (art), designing sets (industrial arts, drafting), writing (language arts), and computer work (technology).
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS
Ages: 9 - 12 years old
Time: 3:30 – 5 PM
Dates: September 18 through November 6
8 classes total
Location: Call Street Entrance (417 E. Call St)
Instructor: Farnaz Khoshbakt
Fee: $100 for members, $115 for non-members (supplies provided)
Farnaz Khoshbakht is an animator, filmmaker, visual artist, translator and writer. Born and raised In Tehran, Iran; she has found her second home in Tallahassee, FL since 2013. A life-long passion for arts and literature directed her earning her B.F.A in Textile and interior design as well as another B.A in English Translation. Her deep love for cinema and involvement in film projects eventually lead her to earn her MFA in Animation Directing. She has worked for over 15 years in different film and animation companies as an animator, assistant director and producer.
Coming from a family of teachers, she has always been rooted in teaching. She started teaching as early as high school and kept on for 18 years in different levels from elementary school classes to masters programs, in her hometown and different countries. She is a member of ASIFA International, and Writers Guild of Iran. Most recently, she has produced short wildlife documentaries with her husband as director.
She is currently working as a freelancer visual artist and screenwriter.
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