Stop Motion Animation Camp with Tracy Lewis

Updated 2017/07/04

2017/07/10 @ 10:00 am – 2017/07/14 @ 3:00 pm
Poplar Room at the Powell River Recreation Complex
Megan Cole
Stop Motion Animation Camp with Tracy Lewis @ Poplar Room at the Powell River Recreation Complex

Come and do some Stop Motion Animation with National Film Board (NFB) animator Tracy Lewis. Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14 from 10am to 3pm learn the magic of stop motion animation.

We will create many short animated films and experiments using materials such as plasticene, blocks, sand, chalk, white boards, found objects, cut-out paper, and our own bodies. Participants will create original stories and will add sound effects and special effect using Final Cut X. At the end of the camp, the young animators will receive a USB stick containing all of their work.

This five-day camp is open to ages 11 and up, and will be held in the Poplar Room at the Powell River Recreation Complex. Bring a lunch. This camp is at capacity, and, unfortunately, we are no longer accepting registrations.

This exciting and engaging animation camp will be taught by Tracy Lewis. Lewis has been teaching animation workshops and mentoring young animators for 30 years. She graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1988 with a fine arts degree in Film Animation. During her time at ECCAD, two of her films won awards at the BC Student Film Festival. Tracy has worked for independent film makers in Vancouver. She created the backgrounds for Sylvie Fefer’s film “Personality Software” in 1989. At the National Film Board of Canada, she animated on several films including “Good Things Can Still Happen”, directed by Liz Scully and “Ernie’s Idea”, directed by Claire Maxwell and Peter Vogler.

Tracy has travelled to remote communities within British Columbia to share her love of animation and storytelling with First Nations youth. These workshops were initially hosted by NFB Vancouver. The first was located in Bella Coola, BC. There, 5 students created 5 different films with her assistance. Students were challenged to create films using their own voices, to speak about their lives and what affected them in their communities. After three years, Bite Sized Media shepherded these workshops and continues to travel and expose First Nations communities to animation and digital storytelling for the “Our World” series of films.

Reel to Real is another agency for young filmmakers. Using a similar mandate, Tracy and Venay Felton (CEO for Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth) have travelled to many communities to mentor students of all ages: Gold River, Zeballos, Bella Bella, and Alert Bay to name a few.

Tracy Lewis has chosen to be a translator for other people’s visions in the animation industry. Her love of story and her facility with youth make her sought after by many communities to share her knowledge and expertise with their people.

Unfortunately this camp is full. We are no longer accepting registrations for this camp.