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Teens at the Cinnaminson Library got a first hand look at Stop Motion Animation this weekend! Animation can be created a bunch of different ways. Today, computer animation is the most popular, but our classes focus on the traditional types. Starting with the animation of a tiger running, attendees were shown how piecing together a series of images can create the illusion of movement. By holding each image in the same spot and switching out the numbered tiger illustrations for each picture taken, we made it look like the little critter was running in the hands of one of our animators!

After a crash course in traditional animation, teens were asked to create characters or objects out of Play-Doh. Groups worked together to plan out and shoot the short, claymation videos you see below!