Student work with visiting artist debuts
This morning, thirty-two new films by Gordon students had their world premieres for an enthusiastic crowd of teachers and students from Early Childhood and Lower School.
There will be a second showing next Tuesday for Middle School students.
This spring, students from throughout Gordon worked with the eighteenth annual Britt Nelson Visiting Artist, animator (and RISD instructor) Hayley Morris.
Before Morris’ residency began, the third and fifth grades, and a seventh and eighth grade elective, built four sets on which to stage their films, and created fanciful creatures to populate them.
Then, every day for three weeks, Morris helped them make short stop motion films.
In groups of four, they used Dragonframe software, and professional cameras and lights, to film a story they developed collaboratively.
Those stories were processed into thirty-two short films with a total running time of less than forty minutes.
Here they are, below, in three separate files!
third and fourth graders on the stage crew went on to create stop motion animations as backdrops for the spring musical