Stop Motion Explosion (includes license, webcam, materials to take home) Gr. 3-6. Stop motion animation is an incredibly fun, hands-on way for kids to make amazing films and is a filming technique in which objects (such as clay models) are photographed in a series of slightly different positions so that the objects seem to move. The process of creating an animation includes research, script writing, voice acting, storyboarding, model making and painting. It gives children the opportunity to use their skills to be part of the storytelling process. Using ZU3D software and webcams, we provide campers with storyboard techniques, script writing, set design ideas, character development, film angles, lighting, special effects, and methods to add titles and rolling credits. Campers learn to create stories full of action and suspense by building a story arc and exploring narrative elements, such as point of view, character expressions, and environments. Campers will receive and take home their own Stop Motion Animation Kit: includes two everlasting software licenses, animation webcam, green screen, modelling clay, mini-set background and handbook. Stop-motion animation software is complete with a library of sound effects, music, artwork and effects, used on PC, Mac OSX and iPads. A flash drive for camper’s video creations is also included.