Course Description

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This studio course focuses on the fundamental techniques used for creating stop motion puppets. Students should learn about armatures, tie downs, fabrication materials, and costume making. This course will also touch upon the history of stop motion animation and techniques with accompanying lectures, video screenings, and discussions. The 3D model project should provide students with the methods to pursue their goals in this art form and demonstrate their skills in puppet fabrication.

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • Hands-on implementation of the process of designing a character
  • Understanding of a wide range of fabrication materials
  • Gain perspective through observing the process of fabrication other students implement
  • The ability to fabricate a full stop-motion puppet- armature, foam body, hands, feet with tie-downs and animate-able head, hair and clothing
  • A basic understanding of the stop-motion animation process

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Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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