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Animation allows you to tell powerful visual stories. In this workshop you try your hand at stop-motion animation, claymation, rotoscoping, and time lapse photography, while learning the 12 Principles of Animation. You will develop foundational animation skills and apply those techniques through the production processes, using digital tools and physical mediums. Students will have a chance to work through a variety of excercises and to create a final work of their choice.

Through individual and group projects, you bring your ideas to the screen and gain proficiency with digital tools like Photoshop, AfterEffects, Premiere Pro, and iStopMotion.


Faculty: Ellie Black


Ellie is a video editor, board game designer, and cartoonist based in Brooklyn. Their editing work includes short and long-form content for, assistant work on documentaries, and the podcast for the film department of their alma mater, Wesleyan University. Their card game, Someone Has Died, is a darling of the indie tabletop community. Their cartoons and comics have appeared in The New Yorker as well as several independent publications and anthologies. This will be their fourth summer working at Putney.

The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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