"WHY DO WE SLEEP"

Created by Keva, Bruce and Jeeya 

Here's what they had to say about creating this movie:

The message of the film is to demonstrate how sleep affects our brain and the reasons why we should sleep. Our work is an informative film that is made with many different parts.

We started the process by researching our topics and then writing a storyboard which was the foundation for our movie. The materials used were clay for the puppets, paper, marker and other crafting materials for the sets and props.

All our shots were from birds eye view which was taken using a camera which transferred the photos to our computer. We also used sound effects to give the movie more realism and to increase the audience’s engagement.

Our teachers and mentors played a big role in the making of our movie. They inspired us and always went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and happy with our animation.

Overall, the experience taught us many new things. Firstly, about how sleep affects the brain, then how to create an effective film, the long and tedious process of making a movie and most importantly, teamwork. 

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“MUSIC ON THE BRAIN"

Created by Nandan, Henry and Simon

Here's what they had to say about creating this movie:

The message of our film is to tell the audience about the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument. We presented our film by making it funny and informative so our audience could laugh and learn.

The special highlights of our film are when Mozart throws his cup and when “headphone girl” throws her headphones. Also, all the scenes with Yoda. The film was inspired by our teachers and helpers who gave the idea and people around the world who want to learn to play an instrument.

We used plasticine, inside-out wrapper, paper for the background, and a chalkboard eraser. The film turned out how we wanted it to be but we would change some aspects of filming because the white paper was shown when we were taking pictures.

Throughout the process, we learned to work together and to move back when the stop motion picture is taken. We would recommend that everyone plays a specific role on the project and works on separate things so to finish the film faster.

 

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“OUT OF CONTROL”

Created by Leo, Dave and Serena

Here's what they had to say about creating this movie:

The message of our film is to communicate to people how stress can affect the brain. Everyone deals with stress on a daily basis. We wanted to explore the symptoms of stress and what it does to our bodies.

We are presenting our film as a stop motion animation that we worked on over the past week. It is an educational film that is presented in a narrative and a short story format. For the majority of our props we used plasticine to make them more realistic.

To create the title we used construction paper and markers provided by the teachers. The set was created with cardboard which was used to make 2 sets. Some highlights of our film are the scene of the diagram and the title page. The diagram was created with the help of our group and teachers. The title page has so many features from different people.

Each teacher has given us ideas to improve our animation in a different way: sound effects, props, format vocabulary, and some have even helped us focus throughout the week. Our group says THANK YOU to all the teachers. Our group wants to say that we have had one of the greatest experiences in the Bright Lights Animation Camp. 

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“IT’S YOUR CHOICE”

Created by Anushka, Marco and Eshan

Here's what they had to say about creating this movie:

“It’s Your Choice” is a stop motion animation film about the pros and cons of smoking Marijuana. As marijuana is being legalized, we wanted to educate our viewers about the effects of Marijuana so they can make their own choices.

We started by researching facts and making citations for our sources. Then, we made our storyboard, script, and characters. Next, we sculpted our puppets with plasticine and designed our sets and searched for sounds.

After we finished our animation, we added the sounds, and edited our film. A problem we faced while animating was the puppets falling over and disassembling. The last scene was the hardest because the watermelon and sushi kept falling out of the sky way too fast.

We were happy with the final product because it was entertaining and informative. If we were to do this again, we would change the props and characters so they'd be to scale with the background. Overall, we had a lot of fun and learned a lot. We hope you enjoy our film!

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