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beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2018

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5th to 9th May 2018

Düsseldorf, Germany

Part of the beyondtellerrand series

Full-Day Workshop: The Magic of Stop Motion

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A full-day workshop with dina Amin for a maximum of 10 people.

Stop motion is one of the oldest animation techniques. In stop motion an object is physically manipulated and moved slightly in each photographed still frame, images are then compiled together to create a film of the object magically moving on its own. Anything you can imagine can become a reality with stop motion, anything!

There is so much you can do with stop motion. You can take a boring still image and bring it to life! You would imagine such old analogue technique would be long forgotten by now, but stop motion content is now more trending than ever, popping on every single media platform. By knowing just a few principles you can turn a simple animation idea to an elaborate illusion.

What will the workshop cover?

  • The history of stop motion and how it all started.
  • The tools you need, get to know the different tools you can utilise whether you are a beginner or a professional. Now with just an app you can tether or capture images with your phone's camera and make stunning stop motion animations.
  • The different types of stop motion and how you can use stop motion to create more engaging content.
  • How to set up for stop motion photography and mistakes you should absolutely avoid.
  • Animation principles and timing and spacing. By practicing and applying these principles you can advance from a beginner to a pro making your animations more smoother and realistic.
  • Stop motion secrets. How are all these illusions done? Learn a few tips and tricks to help you bring your ideas to life.
  • Time to Animate! In groups get to work on your own animation idea to make a short stop motion video, we will go through the whole process starting from finding an idea, creating the props and character and animating and compiling your video.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for designers, photographers, artists or any content creator who would like to do more with still images. It is suitable for complete beginners who would like to get to know and experience the stop motion world or for those who would like to polish their stop motion skills and take it to a more professional level.

What hardware/software do you need?

The workshop is for a maximum of 10 people working in groups of two. We are currently working on a solution to get hard- and software sponsored, so that you only have to bring your laptops, but no cameras or software. That said: if this is not working out, we keep you up to date what the plan is.

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