Grade 10 art students are about to uncover the Secrets of Animation at a special workshop at the National Film Board of Canada this Thursday December 16th!  Students will create claymation characters in the animation studio at the NFB and use contemporary equipment to capture motion one frame at a time.  Students have been learning about all kinds of animation, from how to draw on celluloid film strips like the famous Canadian animator Norman McLaren to the wacky world of Tim Burton’s characters and storylines.  One of our students gave a lesson on the history and development of early cartoon characters like Felix the Cat and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.  Stay tuned for postings of the NFB claymation workshop!

National Film Board Website

Dec. 15th, 2010 – National Film Board Field Trip