SUMMER CAMPS are running from the week of May 28th through the week of July 29th 2024

LEGO® Stop Motion Video Production

Categories: Apprentice, LEGO
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About Course

Learn to make stop-motion videos with the LEGO® pieces kids already love! This updated version of our stop-motion course covers all of the skills and tricks needed to produce expert-level stop motion videos. Campers will first learn the basics of stop motion movement. Then, they’ll learn how to add faces, dialog, and sound effects. Ultimately, they’ll learn how to make characters and objects defy gravity. At the end of camp, we’ll have a film festival and each student will have their own LEGO® stop-motion video to share with family and friends!

What Will You Learn?

  • What is stop-motion animation
  • How to avoid some of the most common beginner mistakes when creating stop-motion videos.
  • How to set up your stop-motion environment for the highest-quality results.
  • How to simulate a LEGO® minifigure walking.
  • How to simulate a LEGO® minifigure speaking.
  • How to simulate a LEGO® minifigure jumping or flying.
  • How to add backgrounds and credits to your stop-motion video.
  • How to reverse engineer some of the coolest stop-motion video effects.
  • How to export your stop-motion video to a format you can upload or share with family and friends.

Course Content

INSTRUCTOR BRIEFING
This section is designed to get instructors up to speed on the applications and credentials they'll need for the camp, lesson plans and camp objectives, and tips to make running the camp easier.

  • Lesson 01: Camp Overview and Schedule
  • Lesson 02: Instructor Credentials
  • Lesson 03: Instructor Overview and Learning Objectives
  • Lesson 04: Instructor Course Tips

MONDAY – GETTING STARTED
In this section, students will learn what stop-motion animation is. They'll configure their stop-motion setups and learn how to avoid some of the most common beginner mistakes.

TUESDAY – STOP-MOTION BASICS
In this section, students will generate ideas for their stop-motion videos, and will learn how to simulate walking and speaking for their LEGO minifigures.

WEDNESDAY – ADVANCED STOP-MOTION TECHNIQUES
In this section, students will learn some advanced stop-motion animation techniques including, backgrounds, credits, and defying gravity.

THURSDAY – REVERSE ENGINEERING STOP-MOTION VIDEOS
In this section, students will learn how to use YouTube to research and reverse engineer some of the coolest stop-motion effects.

FRIDAY – STOP-MOTION WRAP UP
In this section, students will learn how to export their stop-motion movies to MP4 videos they can share with family and friends.

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