Animation Camp (Spring Break)



In-Person Spring Break Camp

Grades 6–8, April 11–15

9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Classes: 5

Registration Deadline: March 11, 2022

$855 (members), $950 (nonmembers)

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IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT. Campers will use state-of-the-art software Dragonframe and Canon DSLR cameras to bring their wildest ideas to life, practice essential techniques, watch and dissect amazing shorts from groundbreaking artists, and channel their creativity through stop-motion animation.

By engaging in short skill-building challenges, campers will bolster their animating abilities as they experiment with various materials like clay, cut paper, found objects, and even oneself! By the end, campers will apply their new knowledge to craft their own stories and create an animated scene as their capstone project.


Filmmaking and animating skills emphasized in this course include:

  • composition, framing, and shot types
  • storyboarding
  • achieving basic camera movements in animation
  • timing actions: frames per second, slow-in, slow-out, exaggeration, secondary action
  • use of sound effects/scoring
  • screen work at the JBFC Theater


Technology Utilized:

  • Dragonframe Animation Software
  • Canon DSLR Cameras
  • Various Portable Lighting Set-ups
  • Stop Motion Studio Pro Animation Software
  • iPads
  • Tripods
  • Mac Computers


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