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Chase Small Business Grant: Vote for Flick Book Studio! from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo. As the demand for our classes keeps growing, I’ve been looking for ways to expand our studio,  make it more accessible at lower tuition, and offer scholarships. Then I found out about the Chase Mission Main Street Small Business grants. This grant would certainly bring these goals within reach....

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FBS and Hudson Valley Seed Library at Philadelphia Flower Show
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Hudson Valley Seed Library Seedy Shorts Contest Trailer from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo. We are so excited to be a part of the Philadelphia Flower Show in the booth of the Hudson Valley Seed Library! The theme of the flower show this year is cinema, so Ken Greene of HVSL decided to turn their booth into an animation station! On the outside wall...

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A Million Ways to Be Snazzy
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A Million Ways to be Snazzy from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo. Our second camp was the OK Go project, a.k.a. A Million Ways to Be Snazzy. This was an ambitious project—a stop-motion animation remake of OK Go’s  first hit music video! (In our original announcement, we were going to use Here It Goes Again, but we soon realized it was REALLY ambitious.) We...

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Teen Video Lab
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Teen Video Lab

Sep 7, 2014 by

Footsteps from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo.   Our summer camp series ended with Video Teen Lab at Kingston Public Library. I was invited to teach a video class in this fantastic library in Kingston, New York, so I combined live action video with stop-motion animation in instruction. The results were incredible. We had eleven teens working in small groups producing four distinctly different...

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Shelob Attacks!
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Shelob Attacks!

Sep 7, 2014 by

Our 2014 summer series of mini camps kicked off with the Lego LOTR project, Shelob Attacks! In four six-hour sessions, students (age 10–12) made a lego version of a scene from the Lord of the Rings where Frodo gets attacked by a giant spider, Shelob.   We imported the original footage into the animation software which broke the scene into 15 frames. The students...

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Odd Socks Music Video
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Odd Socks Music Video

May 14, 2014 by

Odd Socks from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo. Our latest music video is Odd Socks by Dean Jones, our local Grammy-Award-winning producer and a member of the kids’ rock band, Dog on Fleas. This was an experiment I proposed to Dean, to let us use one of his songs as a project for Saturday Arts Lab at SUNY New Paltz, a community arts program...

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Summer !
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Summer !

May 2, 2014 by

Our summer is packed with animation! In July, we are offering two mini camps, for students between age 12 and 21. They are intended for those who want to learn semi-professional level techniques, using Dragonframe Stop-motion, Final Cut Pro, and a Canon DSLR. In Session One, we will be recreating a scene from the Lord of the Rings with Lego. In Session Two, we...

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Summer Classes for Advanced Teens, College Students, and Adult Artists
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In August, a weekend intensive will be offered for those who want to learn semi-professional level stop-motion animation. This two-day workshop will cover the basic workflow of stop-motion animation using Dragonframe Stopmotion (software used in production of Paranorman and Coraline) and a Canon DSLR. We will make sample animations using various materials in both down-shooting (2D) and side-shooting (3D) setups. Our studio focuses on...

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Teen Video Lab at Kingston Library
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Teen Video Lab Trailer from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo.   In an ongoing effort to offer classes through area organizations, we will be teaching a workshop on video-making at Teen Arts Lab in the Kingston Public Library this summer. We will make our own storyline, write a script, plan the shoots, work on storyboards, shoot, and edit. We’ll combine live action video with...

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OK Go Project
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OK Go Project

Apr 11, 2014 by

In July, we are offering two mini camps for students between age 12 and 21. They are intended for those who want to learn semi-professional level techniques, using Dragonframe Stop-motion, Final Cut Pro, and a Canon DSLR. In session 2, we will take on the amazing music video of OK Go, Here It Goes Again. We will recreate a part of the video, faithfully...

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LOTR Rotoscope Project
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LOTR Rotoscope Project

Apr 11, 2014 by

In July, we are offering two mini camps, for students age between 12 and 21. They are intended for those who want to learn semi-professional level techniques, using Dragonframe Stop-motion, Final Cut Pro, and a Canon DSLR. In the session 1, we will recreate a scene from The Lord of the Rings with Lego, faithfully reproducing frame by frame in a technique called rotoscoping....

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New Youtube Channel for Saturday Arts Lab
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Our classes at Saturday Arts Lab on the campus of SUNY New Paltz are off to a good start! We’ve been making a lot of clips every week. We have created a Youtube channel showcasing every single clip made by the students. Check it out! Go to SAL Youtube...

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We Have Moved!
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We Have Moved!

Jan 30, 2014 by

Flick Book Studio begins the year 2014 in a new home! We have closed the Rt.212 studio, and moved into a barn near Opus 40 in Saugerties. Starting in February, all kids’ classes will be offered through other partners (first through Saturday Arts Lab at SUNY New Paltz, with a few more locations coming soon). This barn will be used for our popular One...

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FBS at SUNY New Paltz Saturday Arts Lab
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Flick Book Studio is evolving! Starting February 2014, all kids classes will be offered through other community organizations. Our first partner is Saturday Arts Lab at SUNY New Paltz, a community arts program offered by their art department. SAL is equipped with more than 20 iMacs and Macbooks, and they have purchased several webcams just for our classes! We are super excited that, by...

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Photos and Videos from Reel Voices
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Reel Voices Compilation from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo. A 20-minute-compliation of animation clips made by FBS students from the fall of 2012 through April 2013 (except for the first two clips which were made earlier). It was screened at Reel Voices, a joint event with FiberFlame, on May 11, 2013. Reel Voices was a delightful event. We had a very good turnout with...

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The Norse Tale: The First Giant
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The Norse Tale: The First Giant from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo. This animation was made in 4 sessions by Etolie Steinlage (age 10), in adaptation from D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths. Etolie plans to make a series of animations. This is the first installment, about the beginning of the...

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The Ghostly Hammer
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The Ghostly Hammer

Jun 22, 2013 by

THE GHOSTLY HAMMER – Archie Lewis-Harris from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo. A lovely movie made by Archie Lewis-Harris (age 10). He spent three long sessions to create this animation for his school project. He wrote the story, directed, animated, and narrated. He even added sound effects. His mother, Donna, helped with the...

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Woodstock Meats Project
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Woodstock Meats Project

Jun 18, 2013 by

The Story of Woodstock Meats Project The Woodstock Meats Project is one of our pilot projects in transitioning from after-school kids’ program to a community video production team. We are focusing on the potential of video and stop-motion animation production as a tool to bring our community together—kids with adults, artists with businesses, locals with globals. In this project, we asked Kevin Christofora of...

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Macondo Blowout by Christy Rupp
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Macondo Blowout from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo.   [slideshow_deploy id=’2008′] Christy Rupp is a multi-media artist deeply committed to the well-being of our environment. She created a short animation about the Gulf Oil Spill entitled Macondo Blowout....

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Neal Hollinger
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Neal Hollinger

Apr 24, 2013 by

Neal Hollinger Animation Test from Flick Book Studio on Vimeo.   Artist Neal Hollinger came in for 2 days to experiment. He brought a drop-dead gorgeous, surreal set made of insulation foam for the landscape. His friend Kieren brought a wooden puppet head. They used colored sand to soften the edges and also to animate, as well as some clay...

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Reel Voices: Joint Event with FiberFlame
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See photos and video from the event We are super excited to co-host a very special evening with FiberFlame. Reel Voices is a celebration of creativity through animation, video, and music. The evening starts with a screening of recent stop-motion animation shorts created by our young students, age 9 to 15. The program includes Lego vs. Nature by Hudson Cherrits (age 8), The Frost...

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