Dietrich Theater class combines technology, arts

For Abington Journal | October 9th, 2017 8:45 am

TUNKHANNOCK — Animation, drawing and film making are all taught in the upcoming free nine-day class series for 9-14 year olds, offered at the Dietrich Theater from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 12 to Dec. 14. Jessie Troisi, of Box of Light Studio, teaches the three-part residency covering film making for a Diversity and Prejudice Awareness film festival, stop motion and animation.

Sponsored by the Northern Tier Partnership for Arts in Education, space is limited. To register call 570-996-1500.

The residency will begin with a Diversity and Prejudice Awareness Film Workshop. In preparation for the upcoming Sit Next To Me Film Festival, this four-day workshop takes the students through the process of building a film. Starting with a workshop that explores prejudice and encourages students to identify the value of diversity in their own lives, the following days will be filled with movie making magic, going from conception through production to post.

With a role for everyone, including directing, camerawork, acting, music production, editing and more, the product of this workshop is a special film to submit to the Sit Next to Me Film Festival hosted by WVIA.

The next focus will be stop motion animation. Students will learn how to make the inanimate world come alive with clay, paper, Legos, even bottle tops. Sound and credits will be added to their films before they will be uploaded to the WVIA’s website.

Finally, the workshop will feature Anime/Manga/Comics. For experienced and novice artists, students will develop their drawing skills. Taught will be difficult-to-draw features like hands, animals, noses, and others. Students will learn how to tell stories with pictures and begin to create a manga (Japanese style) comic book or comic (American style) of their choice. Hand drawn animations will also be taught.

Finally, each comic will be transformed into an iBook with sound and video.

Aiden Nelson makes a LEGO animated film in a digital arts camp offered by Box of Light Studios at the Dietrich this summer.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_ABJ-Filmmaking.jpgAiden Nelson makes a LEGO animated film in a digital arts camp offered by Box of Light Studios at the Dietrich this summer. Submitted photo

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