Friday, August 19, 2011

Red Box Project

Fellow AIR, Camille Bonham, and I visited the Boys and Girls Club of Gaffney to facilitate the creation of a stop-action animation by the children at the club. We visited a total of seven times. Each meeting had a different amount of participants, all children were from 4th to 5th grade. The class swelled to 14 or 15 to sometimes only 4 or 5 students. After several days of explaining the basics of animation, we spent most days filming with the children taking turns doing the directing and the camera work. The students acted as machines to pass a red box through the camera frame. Each student ten recorded the sound that their machine made. After all the footage and soundtrack were compiled, a video was edited together. The project culminated with a screening of the animation for everyone including the staff of the Boys and Girls Club.

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