Stop-Motion. Start-Fun.

A boney armed visitor starts his creepy creation

A boney armed visitor starts his creepy creation

The Cube at ACMI recently played host to a small army of creative animators. Each school holidays our tirelessly inventive public programs team comes up with something interesting (and free) to fill the no-mans-land between bored kids and exasperated parents. With temperatures in the single digits outside, it was time to explore the chilly and creepy, but endlessly entertaining, world of Mr Tim Burton.

As usual we were astounded by the colour and creativity shown by our visitors as they feverishly created some wonderful stop-motion animations (with just a little bit of help from our kindly workshop facilitators).

Animation drop-in workshop

Action stations

 

 It starts with the art: back to basics with some cutting, colouring, glueing and pinning.

Creating the mise-en-scène.

Creating the Mise-en-scène.

 
Pinning it together

Pinning it together

 

Mr skellington man and his fancy boots.

 

Once everything was in order it was to time to bring out the technology to create some o’ that ol’ moving image.

Considering his next move.

Considering his next move.

 
A little bit to the left.

A little bit to the left.

 
Can she use that thing? Seriously impressed.

Can she use that thing? Seriously impressed.

 

And one of the finished products (this one is by Charlotte):

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Thanks again to everyone who visited, we hope you had a wonderous time and were inspired to follow your creative side. For those who missed out (and those who want to visit again) our next free workshop is in September. See you then!
 

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2 Responses to “Stop-Motion. Start-Fun.”

  1. Corinna 04. Aug, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    what a lovely blog!

  2. ACMI 04. Aug, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Thank you Corinna!

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