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 world.
This lip-synching (rotoscope) exercise is from our Intermediate Class. We use a line from one of the most famous soliloquies, “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow” from Macbeth, performed by Ian McKellen. Artists: Lion Murray, Hudson Cherrits, John Fleming
We have our first music video, Sugar. It was commissioned by the groovy pop/rock band, Spiral Up Kids. It is composed of animation clips made by 7 artists—Damon Wolf, Gideon Schwartz, Dante Hutchison, Hayes Terzia, Suika Sono-Knowles, Diggy Lessard, and Harrison O’Clair, ages 10 to 12 (at the time of production).
Some of the clips were made during an after-school program at Woodstock Day School two years ago, but many scenes, like the Lego band and most of the claymation, were conceived and created by Damon and Gideon, the creators behind our most popular video, Star Wars: the Brick Wars. We had an intensive marathon of two full days to make the clips, tuition for which was covered by the commission. It was Damon and Gideon’s first paid job as artists!
This project caught an eye of an independent record label based in Seattle. I cannot disclose their name yet, but we may get more commission for music videos. It will be an exciting way to provide scholarships, or for young artists to get paid for their creation. Stay tuned.