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Summer Film Challenge #1

by Francile Albright

Stop Motion Animation: BEAT THE HEAT

Today we’re excited to launch the first of our Summer Film Challenges. The weekly filmmaking contests are tailored to kids in grades K-5 but can be enjoyed by filmmaking students of all ages who want to put their imaginations to the test!

What You’ll Need

iPad or iPhone with the Stop Motion Studio app (You can download it for free from the app store.)

Challenge Rules

In this first challenge, you’ll create a stop motion animation video that is 1 minute or less. You can use any kind of art or object – paper, clay, legos, drawing, toys, or even yourself! The subject of this challenge is BEAT THE HEAT. What do you and your family do to stay cool in the summer? Or is it impossible, do you just melt? To get your imagination going, follow the links under Inspiration for fun video examples.

 To Get Started

Watch this short tutorial for the Stop Motion Studio app:

To Submit Your Video

Save your finished video and send to no later than 5:00pm on Monday, July 27th. The winning video will be shared via email and TPH social media on Wednesday, July 29th. All videos submitted by the deadline will be included in our Student Showcase in September. 

Human Stencil:
The Beach:
Summer Veggie Vacation:
LEGO Heat Wave:
Baby Seal Claymation:

Enjoy, and don’t forget to submit your finished video by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 27th to!

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