Everything Your Story Teams Need for a Successful Stop-Motion Animation Production

Module Kits Fully Equip Your Story Teams

The laptop seen in this video is for illustration only; it does not come with the module.

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Stop-motion animation requires unique equipment, software, and materials for a successful student production experience. TEACH Multimedia equips each story team with what they will need to succeed. Story teams are groups of two or three students who collaborate to create an original story from which they develop a stop-motion animation project.

The curriculum is available in story-team modules. All modules are identical and include student access to the stop-motion animation curriculum and to the stop-motion animation software they will use to create their story production. The students are also provided home use of the stop-motion animation software.

Each story-team module kit also contains all equipment and material necessary for stop-motion video production:

    • Software and License:
      • Zu3D Animation Software (1 per story team)
      • Zu3D Animation Software site license (1 per school)
      • Stop-Motion Animation Curriculum license (1 per school)
    • Production Stage Set-up:
      • 3- panel Green Corrugate Back Panel (1 per story team)
      • Surge protector (1 per story team)
      • Portfolio 13.2” adjustable LED clip lamp (1 per story team)
      • 5.5” clip-on lights (4 per story team)
      • Light diffusers (4 per story team)
      • 4K webcam (1 per story team)
    • Craft and Art Materials:
      • 9” x 12” tracing paper pad (1 per student)
      • Claytoon Non-Toxic Clay Project Studio Kit (1 per classroom)
      • Claytoon Modeling Clay Set of 4 Colors: Primary Colors (1 per story team)
      • Claytoon Modeling Clay Set of 4 Colors: Neutral Colors  (1 per story team)
      • Claytoon Modeling Clay Set of 4 Colors: Hot Colors (1 per story team)
      • Claytoon Modeling Clay Set of 4 Colors: Cool Colors (1 per story team)
      • Claytoon Modeling Clay Set of 4 Colors: Earth Tones (1 per story team)
      • Sculpey clay (1 per classroom)
      • Multi-colored Construction Paper pack (1 per classroom)
      • Mounting putty (1 per classroom)
      • Multicolored pipe cleaners (1 per classroom)
      • Prints for ‘bird in cage’ thaumatrope (1 per student)
      • Ball of string (1 per classroom)
      • Prints for walking horse flip book (1 per student)
      • 1 ¼’ binder clips (1 per student)
      • Animation Scope kit by Innovation Academy (1 per classroom)
      • 4” x 6” unlined index cards (1 pack per story team)
      • 3/8″ Clear Adhesive Zots Dots Singles (1 per classroom)
      • Male wooden artist mannequin (1 per classroom)
    • Tools and Hardware:
      • 12 gauge aluminum wire (1 per classroom)
      • 18 gauge aluminum wire (1 per classroom)
      • 20 gauge copper wire (1 per classroom)
      • 6″ long needle-nosed pliers/wire cutter (1 per story team)
      • Duct tape (1 per classroom)
    • NOT INCLUDED
      • Computer, laptop, or tablet—one of these will be needed for each story team module
        • Minimum Specifications:
          2 GB RAM
          350 GB Disk Space
          800 x 600 Screen Resolution
          USB A Port (or adapter) for connecting external camera and/or microphone
          Operating Systems:
          PC: Windows 7, 8 or 10 and a 1.4Ghz or equivalent processor, .net framework 4.5.2 or above
          MAC: OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher.
          iPad: iOS8 or higher
        • Recommended Specifications:
          2.06Ghz+ Processor
          4GB RAM
          500GB+ Disk Space
          1024 x 768 or higher Screen Resolution

 

The story team collaborates throughout the course to create their original story, produce it, and then publish it online.

 

Here’s how our module kits equip your students for their story projects.

Production Stage Set Up
Production Stage Set Up

Story teams learn to set up and use their production stage.

Connectivity to Digital Device
Connectivity to Digital Device

Students record audio & visuals through the 4K webcam. (Note: the laptop seen in the image is for illustration only; it does not come with the module.)

Crafts & Art Materials
Crafts & Art Materials

Story team modules include a wide range of materials. (Note: the laptop seen in the image is for illustration only; it does not come with the module.)

Tools & Hardware
Tools & Hardware

Students get basic tools & materials for making their creations.

Stop-Motion Animation Software
Stop-Motion Animation Software

Story teams learn how to use stop-motion animation software. (Note: the computer seen in the image is for illustration only; it does not come with the module.)

Learning Resource Tools
Learning Resource Tools

Students work with manipulatives to learn key concepts.