Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dream Screen 1999 "Santa Y2K"

Dream Screen Workshop is sponsored by Facets Multimedia in Chicago. It's a workshop for inner city children of Chicago ages 9-13 that teaches the process of animation from storyboarding to the final animation using cut out construction paper. They get hands on experience cutting out each element, constructing backgrounds and animating frame by frame with a video camera over head. They even did their own music! As excited as the children were to see what they just had made, it was also exciting for them to see it presented at the Chicago International Children's Festival in November 1999.

The theme that year was the millennium. My instructing partner and I brainstormed with the children and came up with the idea of what would happen to Santa if Y2K hit. This is what they came up with....

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