Day 23: Shape Shifting
Hello artists and friends, My name is Deirdre and I'm an artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I work for the Black Box on a project called Express Yourself Social Cafe. We are a creative group of disabled people, who meet once a week to enjoy art and togetherness. We have fun and want to share our talents with each other and the world. We cant wait to get going on our January Challenge and hope you will join in too.
We want to play with all the things our phones can do creatively and experiment with how we can make animations ourselves. It is a good idea to do an online search on stop motion animation to get ideas from other creative people too.
Create a character using kitchen foil, a toy or magazine cutouts. Place them on a surface that you like and take a photo with a phone or camera. Move the character a tiny bit and take another photo, try to keep your camera in the same position. Repeat this as many times as you want. Flick through your photos really fast and see your character come to life!
Make your character do a simple action - it could be something you do each day. A smile, a nose pick, a walk, anything! It can be funny, silly or sad. You can draw or write down what you want your character to do beforehand. You can do this as often as you want or try experimenting with a free App called Stop Motion Studio. Have fun and give it a try.
You can do this for yourself or share what you have done online with friends. Tag us if you do choose to share on our Black Moon Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Blackmoonblackbox
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