Kids – make your own digital film

Photo credit: StopMotion/Bibliotheek Eindhoven

What better way to ring in the New Year than with your own digital, stop-motion short film? Children are invited to do just this, during the Christmas holidays, at the Waalre and Witte Dame libraries.

Every year, at the end of the year, you hear people saying, “Best wishes for the New Year.” What does this actually mean? What are these best wishes? The best for whom? For the world or only the person getting them? Are all these best wishes the same or are they all different? What are we really wishing for?

These are the types of questions that will be discussed at the ‘Stop-motion Wishes’ short film workshops. These workshops are for children between the ages of eight and twelve. And the ideas that the kids generate will be immortalized in a digital “Best Wishes” moving card.

Kids will make the whole film themselves

The kids will cut, paste, and ‘draw’ a background for their film. They will then record their animated story, frame by frame. When this is done, the children will add sound to their images. The completed short films will be sent to each child via e-mail. They can then pass along this ‘Best Wishes Card’, using their tablet, computer or phone.

The ‘Stop-motion Wishes Film’ workshop will be held on Thursday, 27 December from 13:00 – 16:00 at the Waalre Library, Het Huis van Waalre. The library in the Witte Dame will then have their turn on Friday, 4 January between 14.00 – 17.00. It costs €5.

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Translator: Melinda

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