Stop-Motion Animation Camp (Summer)


This summer, each of our camp sessions will be two weeks long. As part of our registration process, we are excited to partner with CampDoc, a third party program we will be using to collect and consolidate camper registration information in order to streamline the registration process, and enhance the parent and guardian experience while your child is participating in summer camp. CampDoc will give parents and guardians full access to their own participant portal which they can log into at any time to view camp session details and information, and previously submitted documents.

Once a camp session has been purchased on the JBFC website, an email from CampDoc will follow in the coming weeks with instructions on how to create a CampDoc account and submit additional required registration information, such as an updated immunization record, a list of allergies, names of individuals who are authorized to pick your child up from camp, doctor and insurance information, etc., and the deadlines by which this information must be received. We look forward to welcoming your child to camp this summer.


Stop-Motion Summer Camp 2024

Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Session Length: Two weeks
Classes Offered: 2
Size: 9 Students Max

$1900 (members), $2000 (nonmembers)
*Price includes a $50 materials fee.

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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 themselves! 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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