From educational games and individualised tutoring progams to cutting edge digital art, photography, 3D modeling, and music production, the Boys & Girls Club Computer Lab delivers exciting opportunities in technology training for members of all ages.
(And, of course, some old fashioned alien zapping along the way)
Stop Motion Animation Classes
Members are now hard at work, filming their own stop motion animation projects for the Boys & Girls Club Digital Arts program.
For this project, our elementary and middle school members learned to create short animated movies with toys and common household objects by using a filming technique known as "stop motion" animation. Similar to claymation, this method involves carefully positioning your props and photographing them, moving them by small increments between frames. GIMP, a free, open source image editing program, is then used to combine the series of pictures into a video file. Members learned to operate a digital camera, edit images, and create awesome animated .gifs!
These are a few example videos that were made to introduce the concept
Gabe Ross, 3rd grade
Jessie Jacko, 7th grade
Michael Herrera, 7th grade
Aidin & Brody Wilson