We’ve teamed up with The Little Animation Studio to bring you hands-on animation camps. Students will use a variety of techniques from clay animation and pixelation to hand-drawn and cut-out animation to create their own film. Students collaborate to write, design, storyboard, construct sets, shoot, and produce a completed mixed media animated short film using professional animation software and equipment.
NYICFF campers collaborate to create wildly inventive films using a number of animation and film techniques to bring their unique stories to life.
Click here to check out some of the films made in past film camps to see what they came up with!
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Upcoming Film Camps
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 - FALL POP-UP CAMP
Superheroes are all the rage! But rather than remaking old classics, students in this workshop will be making new original super heroes! What superpower would they have? What is their secret identity? Students will learn about character creation and the basics of filmmaking. They will bring these new superheroes to life with stop motion animation!
Pop-up camps are available for students in grades K-5, and take place from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Peck Slip School in lower Manhattan. Extended care is available from 3:30 – 5pm
NOVEMBER 12, 2018 - FALL POP-UP CAMP
Explore the wonderful medium of clay animation! Students in this one-day workshop will expand their sculpting skills by making clay models of their favorite animals! Together, we’ll design our characters, build wire armatures, create sculptures and bring them to life using stop motion animation. Students can create mini versions of some beloved animals or dream up a custom creation! All creatures are welcome in our wonderful clay world!
Pop-up camps are available for students in grades K-5, and take place from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Peck Slip School in lower Manhattan. Extended care is available from 3:30 – 5pm.
Typical Film Camp Day
9:15-9:30am – Arrival, welcome, and free draw
9:30-9:45am – Daily schedule overview
9:45-11:00am – Warm-up: watch short films to learn about style and participate in animation exercises
11:00am-12:00pm – Story development: teaching artists will lead groups to write a story for short film, create storyboards, and start design
12:00-12:30pm – Lunch break (bring own lunch)
12:30-1:00pm – Recess
1:00-3:30pm – Animation: puppets, sets, props, etc. created to complete short film and begin animating
3:30pm – Dismissal
3:30-5:00pm – Extended care
Pop-up camps take place at Peck Slip school in Lower Manhattan
(1 Peck Slip, New York, NY 10038)
Extended care is available from 3:30-5pm for an additional charge of $20 per day
Each class will be led by two head teachers from our partner, The Little Animation Studio, and will consist of 15 students
Class sizes are limited and tend to sell out
Students must bring lunch and snacks with them each day
Please write firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.