Piximakey Stop Motion Studio Classroom Kit

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Unleash the transformative power of this magical suitcase, the Piximakey Animation Studio!

The Piximakey Animation Studio harnesses your students' imaginations' power and brings their ideas to life as short films. With the Piximakey Animation Studio and App, turn screentime into active, creative, and social learning! 

Piximakey Animation Studio contains:

  • Wooden suitcase, with built-in stage - qty 6
  • Backdrops (deep purple and sky blue) - qty 6
  • Piximakey App for tablets and smartphones
  • 5 pcs professional-grade animation clay tins - qty 8
  • Sculpting Tool Set - qty 10
  • Large wooden stand - top view (smartphone/tablet) - qty 6
  • Small wooden stand - front view (smartphone/tablet) - qty 6
  • Printed start guide - qty 6

Imagine your classroom transformed into a vibrant animation studio!

Stop-motion animation, a technique that brings objects to life through the magic of moving pictures, is more than just a fun activityÑit's a powerful teaching tool. Unlike traditional lessons, stop-motion ignites a love for learning by tapping into students' creativity. This engaging process allows them to become filmmakers, crafting characters and settings from paper, clay, or 3D-printed objects. Witness the transformation as their creations take center stage, frame by frame, blossoming into fantastical stories.

How It Works

Stop-motion is made by taking still pictures and playing them quickly after each other. Our eyes perceive this sequence of images as a movement. When you animate, you are creating an optical illusion. The same principle is used in cartoons, where a series of drawings is played sequentially. Animated classics typically consist of 24 pictures for stop-motion.

For every second of film. Imagine how long it takes to draw all these images, even for a big team - and color each frame, adding music, voices, and all the rest. A high framerate makes animations look smoother and more realistic, but around 5-10 pictures per second of the film will do just fine for your stop-motion projects.

Stop motion empowers students.

Developing valuable life skills by planning and execution is required to bring their visions to life, which fosters problem-solving abilities and perseverance. As they overcome challenges and witness their ideas come to fruition, students gain a newfound confidence that spills over into other areas of learning. Stop-motion also strengthens collaboration skills as students work together, fostering a sense of community, brainstorming ideas, constructing characters, and bringing their stop-motion films to life.

Imagine this: your students excitedly tweak a character's pose, eager to see how it translates into movement on screen. With stop-motion animation, this feedback loop is instantaneous! Unlike traditional filmmaking, where waiting to see edits can stifle creativity, stop motion lets students see their ideas come to life right before their eyes. This rapid feedback loop makes stop-motion animation a perfect tool for teachers, providing a sense of accomplishment and progress. Here's why:

  1. Learning by Doing: Stop motion allows students to experiment and refine their work frame by frame. Did a dinosaur leg look unnatural in the last shot? Adjust it and retake the photo! This hands-on approach lets students learn from their mistakes and improve their animation skills quickly.
  2. Boosting Confidence: The immediate gratification of seeing their creations come to life builds confidence in students. Each successful movement is a small victory, motivating them to keep creating. This newfound confidence can translate into other classroom areas, encouraging students to tackle challenges positively.
  3. Time-Saving Magic: Stop-motion's simple setup means less time spent on preparation and more time for creative exploration. There is no need for complicated sets or lightingÑa classroom full of eager students, art supplies, and a camera are all you need to get started. Quick setup time allows classes to dive into animation quickly and efficiently, maximizing precious classroom time.

Ready to unlock the magic of stop-motion animation in your classroom?
Order your Piximakey Animation Studio today and watch your students become filmmakers, problem-solvers, and collaborators - all while having a blast!

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