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Animation Students and Faculty teach middle-school students the ins and outs of stop motion

October 10, 2017

Animation Students and Faculty teach middle-school students the ins and outs of stop motion

Animation students and faculty have mentored 20 seventh and eighth-grade students in producting stop-motion animation videos for Kent County Friend of the Court. The organization's mission is to serve the Court and the families of Kent County to ensure children are supported, both financially and emotionally.

For the project, the middle-school students collaborated in multiple aspects of the animation. They created visual assets, recorded sound effects and narration for the videos. The scripts were crafted by students from GVSU's writing department.

“The Grand Valley students are awesome. They’ve been so helpful and we couldn’t do this without them.”– said by an eighth-grade student.

The Animator’s Guild and North Park Montessori Academy connection was established by Suzanne Zack, affiliate professor of film and video, via Grand Valley’s Animation Outreach program. Since 2013, the program has facilitated a series of workshops for students at the elementary and middle school levels.

The animations can be seen in the Kent County Friend of The Court website and they will educate the comunity about the organization and its services.

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Image credits: Bernardine Carey-Tucker

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