Things to bring and make ready

Hello everyone – OK, this post is to remind you of some things you will need to bring for class. I am providing the bulk of the supplies (digital cameras – if needed, animation paper, registration bars, animation pencils, Sharpie pens, colored paper and animation modeling clay). You will need to bring…

Supply List

  • Sketchbook (small – 5.5 x 8.5)
  • Color markers (set of 12 or 24)
  • Color pencils (set of 12 or 24) Optional
  • Eraser
  • Scotch Tape
  • Masking Tape 3/4 in
  • Elmer’s Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Stop Motion Studio – Cateater, LLC  (iPhone/Android ap) Free version or Paid ($4.99)
  • Mini tripod (amazon)
  • Smart phone tripod mount adapter

For the digital aspects of the course… set-up or know your log in to any of the cloud services (Amazon, iCloud, Google Drive, etc…). If you are on a Mac platform (which is what we have in our computer lab), iCloud works best. You should have an Apple ID for iCloud. With iCloud, you will have online access to your photos and music is you are properly set up, plus you can share your work via iCloud as the three weeks progress. Google Drive and Amazon Prime work well too as cloud based storage of photos and music. You may want access to some music to use in your final iMovie movie. Also, bring a 8 or 16GB flash drive so as to backup and copy your final animations – in case something weird happens with your cloud storage.

I am working to have smart phones integrated into this course for 2018. There was a problem in session 2017, when logging into Google Drive, YouTube or iCloud on a “new” lab computer. The cel phones are necessary to receive the verification codes from Google, YouTube, or iCloud. I also plan to use the smart phone camera features and downloaded stop motion aps to process the introductory stop motion assignments (See the supply list above). I am expecting the smart phones to be much more capable than the small point-and-shoot cameras we have used up till now. Please have all old photos removed and/or saved/backed up to the cloud, so there is plenty of room on the smart phone to shoot 700 to 1000 photos.

Lastly, go to YouTube and create a YouTube account/channel so that you can upload your completed animations. Remember to have/know your YouTube log-in information and password.

Sorry for such a long post, but this information will help you prepare for all the fun animations we are about to make and you will easily be able to share it with your parents.

See you all soon. Rusty



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