Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Sophomore Will Fenner makes a half turn on the Rubik's Cube, and snaps a picture. He then rotates the side a half inch more, and snaps another. Another student, George Papadoliopoulos, is making a story about a ninja battle. It begins with one ninja holding a sword to the other's neck. He then moves one of the ninja's feet and snaps another picture. The stop motion animation March Intensive takes skill and patience. In the second floor computer lab in Hanover High, fourteen students are making stop motion films. First a student must come up with a story that a stop motion animation will tell. Making the stop motion video itself includes moving the object of the film ever so slightly and taking a picture, then moving it again, ever so slightly, and taking another picture. This process goes on until the pictures can be watched as a fluid video. Posted by Rain Yesman and Theo Tsapakos.