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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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MAKESBURGH Stop-Motion

We decided that the best thing to do with our cardboard village was to make a stop-motion video using all of our visitors’ creations. We knew that we could not keep MAKESBURGH forever, so why not immortalize this amazing project in video form. Thanks to the MAKESHOP interns and the visitors who helped take pictures and animated all of the cardboard cars, boats and monsters. Enjoy. -Kevin
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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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