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2012 Oct 20-21**Nov 17**Dec 8-9 Winter Course – Stop Motion Animation Film w/Atayal Kids (TaoShan, Hsinchu Area)

OCT 31st UPDATE: Images from 10/20 here! I really need your support and sponsorship to continue these workshops! Short video from the game here! November 17th event updated and the facebook event is here.

We have an exciting series of workshops upcoming to teach the fundamentals of stop motion animation to the kids in TaoShan and need volunteers as well as sponsors! Children will participate in a 3-workshop course to learn the basics of stop motion animation through crafts and games. Piece by piece through art, photography, and creative story-telling, they will be able to see the working mechanisms of what it takes to create a 60 second stop motion film piece that will premier at the end of the course in December.

漢語!

Images from past workshop here and here
Facebook event is here!

Purpose: to set the children on a possible path of animation from the basics and fundamental to end project. Explore creativity and individual components to come together for a full creation.

Lead Teacher: Rippling Tsou

Language Proficiency: Proficiency should be a 2 but we will have a few translators on board as well just in case – when you contact me please include your Mandarin level.

Tasks: Assists with kids on the projects below, pending on the dates. We encourage people to be able to come for all three workshops but volunteering for 1-2 of them is fine. For the courses that overlap on Saturday and Sunday we will give priority to people who can spend the night since we want to be able to bond with the children and the community but it’s fine if you can’t stay the night. However, it will be a fantastic way to spend a weekend in the gorgeous mountains as well, as humble overnight accommodations will be provided, thus space is limited. Bring your own sleeping bag!

There will be a nominal fee of per day that will help pay for this workshop for materials for the kids and a healthy lunch we will cook and share with them. If you can’t make it but would like to sponsor the cost of a camera and development that would help a heap ( disposable approx 399 NT )!

Volunteers will also have their names credited at the end of the finished film!

We always need COOKS for simple vegetarian lunches! And few translators or if anyone is interested in taking video footage of this.

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DATE TASK FEE
Oct 20/21 Animation Reviews, watch different styles of animation, children will learn how to make a flipbook. Group animation games to learn about stop-motion animation. We will also go over basic photography skills and leave the children with disposable cameras to be able to shoot a narration of a story for their film project. $300 on the 20th / $200 on the 21st  – goes for the kids’ healthy lunch, art material, disposable cameras, and development of film. Volunteers will also be fed yummy lunch and on the 20th it includes dinner and overnight stay with the indigenous community!  Volunteers are responsible for their own transport to/from TaoShan (read below for rideshare)
Nov 17 We will watch group game stop-motion video created from October’s workshop and aid children on learn how to make a Phenakistoscope. Developed photos will be returned and children will spend workshop drawing and cutting out images of the photography and props for their film. Children will submit script for their story and we will try to guide them in narration. $350 NT per day for workshop with kids that goes for the kids’ healthy lunch, art material, disposable cameras, and development of film. Volunteers are responsible for their own transport to/from TaoShan (read below for rideshare)
Dec 8/9 Gather all created materials and each child will have time to work with camera person and editor to narrate their story and shoot the stop motion items for the film. Some of the volunteers with film/editing will work to complete the footage overnight so we can all view this the next day after church services. NOTE: In addition I am setting up a fantastic art course this same weekend with a few other awesome teachers that will require volunteers and will write up that post later so I urge everyone to check back ! $300 on the 8th / $200 on the 9th  – goes for the kids’ healthy lunch, art material, disposable cameras, and development of film. Volunteers will also be fed yummy lunch and on the 20th it includes dinner and overnight stay with the indigenous community!  Volunteers are responsible for their own transport to/from TaoShan (read below for rideshare)

Kids will Learn: Creativity, time-management, photography, basic components of film-making, story-telling.

SIMPLE SPONSORSHIPS: 

This is for those who can’t make the trip but wish to help! $500 NT will help sponsor a child for the project as we need help to cover the cost of printing out film and the disposable camera ( 399 NT ). Sponsors will obtain 5×12 photograph of the children / $1000 NT will help sponsor a child for the entire project provide credits on the film piece.

All remaining funds will go towards future workshops, such as the upcoming art course in December and throughout 2013.  Goes to cover transportation costs as well as material and healthy lunch options for the children.

We always need donations of either digital cameras that we can re-use or actual film for the cameras/disposable cameras. Thick paper for the flip-book and craft projects. Ingredients for the kids lunch – fresh carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, ice-cream maker and ingredients, potatoes, etc. 

TRANSPORTATION AND RIDESHARE DETAILS:

I will coordinate once we have an idea of where people are coming from and how many. You would take the HSR to Hsinchu (XinZhu) and we will arrange for vehicle to pick up people – space is limited. Otherwise you can either split a cab with others to head up to the community or take a bus. The last bus ride down is at 16:30. I will also be driving up and can take some people in my car.

Have something fun you to teach or other ideas? Read up and contact us here!

MORE INFO

Past Art Workshop here and Photography Workshop here ; my last two workshop with “Mad Scientist” here and Stop Motion Film course here.

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