During Fall Break, we had the pleasure of having Nick Madden join us an incredible week exploring how art and making films come together. We talked about how artists are essentially to the film world and the types of jobs are out there for artist/creators. We learned so much about making sets, props, costuming, and telling a story through a lens. The kids came up with absolutely fascinating stories, characters and ideas for how their stories would be told. Some kids got so into designing the backgrounds and parts that they became known as the prop masters. We learned how involved the process of making everything work is as well as how teamwork is absolutely essentially to the success of creating even a short stop motion film. I am always amazed at the stuff the kids come up with and their ability to think and problem solve together. Check out one of the stop motion films created by some 6-7 year olds with the help of Nick.
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