Make a movie at your library!

AnimationSpace

Stop-motion animation uses three-dimensional figures or objects. To make stop-motion animation possible, a camera is stopped after a single frame is photographed. Each time the camera stops, animators make slight adjustments in the position of the figures or objects. When the frames are projected in rapid succession, the models appear to move. This type of movie-making is frequently used in short-animated films and, sometimes, in making feature-length films. Have you ever seen Chicken Run (2000)? It was the highest-grossing stop-motion movie in history! 

Our movies won't be feature-length, but you can still tell a story. Before you come, try to think of a short film you might like to make. Maybe even bring some of your own props and characters to add! During the program, we'll guide you in the process from storyboarding to molding characters to filming.

We will have the camera, clay, and other materials that can make your stop-motion movie spectacular!

This fall, we will host ANIMATIONspace at our Millhopper Branch and Tower Road Branch libraries.

Please register to hold your spot at any one of the corresponding events.

Before you come, take a look at some of the films made by previous attendees: Millhopper Toon Team and our current channel, ANIMATIONspace Studio as well as our Tower Road Branch's channel Tower Toon Team on YouTube.

Tuesday, August 20, 3-4:30 p.m. at Tower Road Branch

Friday, September 20, 3-4:30 p.m. at Millhopper Branch

Tuesday, September 24, 3-4:30 p.m. at Tower Road Branch

Friday, October 18, 3-4:30 p.m. at Millhopper Branch

Tuesday, October 22, 3-4:30 p.m. at Tower Road Branch

Friday, November 15, 3-4:30 p.m. at Millhopper Branch

Tuesday, November 19, 3-4:30 p.m. at Tower Road Branch

Friday, December 20, 3-4:30 p.m. at Millhopper Branch

If you'd like to learn more about stop-motion movie-making and the history, please this list of recommended titles from our catalog:

How to create animation in 10 easy lessons by Will Bishop-Stephens

Animation: from concept to consumer by Josh Gregory

Animation (A True Book: Behind the Scenes) by Karina Hamalainen