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Stop-Motion…What else can it do?

We are still continuing to test our stop-motion prototype.  I tried out a couple of different techniques using our current setup.  I was able to rig the camera into a position that allows it to see the entire MAKESHOP.  We made a pretty simple animation of Nick while he was cleaning up one of the tables.  Experimenting with animation in this manner is pretty fun.  Plus, it makes the person you are animating look real
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Stop Motion Inspiration

This month, MAKESHOP is focusing on activities that relate to a theme of “time,” so we’ve fixed up our homemade stop motion animation station to be better than ever! Whether you’re new to stop motion, were inspired by one of the full-length movies that came out this year (The Pirates! Band of Misfits, ParaNorman, or Frankenweenie) or are in the season for an annual re-watching of the 1993 clas
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Animation in the MAKESHOP

Each month, MAKESHOP decides on a theme to help us pick and develop activities. This month our theme is “time.” Stop-motion animation takes time to experience.  It also lets you manipulate the timing of pictures, so we decided to do some stop-motion animation this month. Our stop-motion machine got a little bit of an upgrade.  The controls are still housed in a take-out container from the Big Red Room Caf
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ACM InterActivity 2013

Every year, there is a conference for the Association of Children’s Museums.  The location of these conferences is different each year and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has the privilege to host the 2013 conference! We promoted our conference at the 2012 conference by creating a short promotional video.  One of our Teaching Artists, Christina Zaris, is a talented stop-motion animation artist.  She c
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