Hello parents! Thank you so much for enrolling your kiddo in this stop motion kids camp! We are going to have a ton of fun! There are a few things you can help with so that your child gets the most out of this camp.
DOWNLOAD STOP MOTION STUDIO APP
Stop motion studio
To create our animations we are going to be using the app, “Stop motion Studio.” It is really simple, and the kids will be able to shoot and edit all in one place. All of the features we will be using for the class are available in the free version of the app! If you could download the app on the device you want your child to be using to film their videos, that would be really helpful!
PRINT THE INCLUDED PDF
I have included a printable PDF file. If you could print that out, ahead of time, that will help so much as we move through the class. I would recommend printing them on card stock, if you have some available. If not, regular printer paper will work great!
GATHER SOME PLAY-DOH
In this class there is a module on claymation. If you have any play-doh around the house, that will be perfect for the video we are going to make! If you don't have any play-doh, below is a link where you can make your own!
Used for the Claymation video (I used the white sprinkled one here for the confetti cloud)
Other option (I used this for the rain drops)
Play-Doh recipe courtesy of the Domestic Superhero Blog
SECURE THE CAMERA
Having something sturdy for your child to put their device on will really help the ease and quality of your child's video. There are a lot of inexpensive tripod options online that will hold a phone or tablet. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get something that will work great. You may even have a tripod available in your home! If you don’t have a tripod available, I would love it if you could help your child rig something stable for them to put their device on. You could use a chair, or a stack of books, or maybe even a ladder you have in the garage! Just something to help stabilize the camera.
Tripod used in course compatible with phones and tablets:
Other recommended tripods:
HELP SET UP A REMOTE SHUTTER
The last thing that would be so helpful is a trigger for your kiddo to remotely click the camera shutter. You could get a fancy blue tooth one if you want, they are just a couple bucks on Amazon, but if you have a pair of volume controlling headphones, that volume button will act as a remote shutter! If you have an apple device this will be triggered automatically. If you are using an android device, you may need to help get this set up in the settings! Trisha demonstrates the camp with a pair of apple headphones.
Thank you so much for supporting your little animator, I am excited to teach them the art of stop motion!