Stop Motion & LEGO Animation
With movies like The LEGO Movie, Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox & Frankenweenie, stop-motion animation has never been more popular. This Empow Studios class takes this medium and teaches kids how to create their own animated mini-movies through storyboarding, filming, and post-production. Materials like clay, LEGOs and paper are used to create characters, backgrounds, and props. Once characters and backgrounds are made, students use computers, webcams and animation software to bring their stories to life! After filming, students add titles, transitions, sounds, and music to make their movies complete! Movies are available to take home to share with family & friends.
Coding in Java
For kids who want to try their hand at creating games, animations, and applications by writing code. Students will start with fundamental concepts using Scratch, an easy-to-understand, block-based, drag & drop coding language. Once kids are familiar with the basic concepts, we introduce Java, an industry standard language used in many of the applications running on your Android device, and in the 2nd best-selling video game of all time, Minecraft.