Summer 2021 Animation Camp

2021-08-24  |  By Summer 2021 Animation Camp

In conjunction with industry partners, we are proud to share the culmination of our 2020 virtual Animation Camp.

To fill the gap between year 2 and year 3 of our school year program, we hosted a virtual Animation Camp with MAM students from several of our partnering South LA schools.

Recruitment from our school partners started in the early spring and 20 of our finest digital artists participated in MAM Summer Animation Camp, led by our very own Teaching Artist, Christina Korn. The program was vigorous as many of the students had already had two years of Media Arts Training in our school year program. Our goal was to connect students to industry professionals while bolstering their own personal portfolios for future opportunities. Summer Animation Camp met 2x's a week for 90 min each and the classes were a mix of guest speakers, studio work time and direct instruction.

Final Showcase Deck

We learned about character design from Yehudi Mercado and Josh Herman and partnered with Facebook Open Arts to provide a stop motion workshop led by filmmaker Clyde Peterson.

Here's a look at the schedule: Week 1: Introductions Week 2: "Unlikely Hero" Character Design hosted by Bric Foundation Week 3: Visual development for animation with Mr. Steve Week 4: Stop motion workshop hosted by Facebook Open Arts Week 5: Studio work time Week 6: Nickelodeon workshop on writing for animation, Portfolio website design with Ms. Squires Week 7: Showcase rehearsal Week 8: Showcase!

To supplement camper's art arsenal, we provided an art kit with traditional drawing supplies like markets, pens and sketch books. And a big thank you to our partners at the BRIC Foundation for supplying each of our young digital creators with a Wacom tablet! Check out some of their work samples below!

In our final showcase, students presented their work to 32 industry professionals from Paramount Animation, Warner Brothers Animation, Nickelodeon and more and received valuable feedback and encouragement. See more here.