"Claymation is an artform that, in its simplest sense, is a series of stop motion photographs put together to make a short film. Sequencing these photographs at the rate of 4 to 7 per second gives the appearance of movement, and within this movement a story can be told"
THE CLAYMATION PROGRAM
A facilitated exploration of stopmotion animation and a journey into the process of creative collaboration. Fundamental principles of stop motion animation are taught and films from previous programs are analyzed. The group is then engaged in a discussion around the question:
"What do you want to see changed?"
"What issues do you think need more media attention?"
"What are your visions for a more just and sustainable world?"
Participants brainstorm answers to these questions and break into small groups based on the issue they are most passionate about. Working in groups of 3 to 6, teams create a storyline, set and characters, then shoot their own animation. The pictures are edited into a film by Reel Youth staff using Final Cut Pro, accompanied by the groups choice of title and sound effects. [sample films]
The program provides an opportunity for youth to speak to each other and their community about the issues most important to them. Participants leave the program as stronger leaders and more confident in their ability to make positive change in their community and the world.
The films made in the Claymation Program are uploaded to YouTube.com, hosted on ReelYouth.ca and entered into the Reel Youth Film Festival.
For more information or to book Reel Youth's Programs, contact us.