Lana Z Caplan
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011
Jewett Arts Center 247, Media Lab
In this workshop we will create short stop-motion animations using digital still cameras and digital video cameras. We will use free software programs that students will be able to download and continue to use at home after the workshops. Stop-motion is a style of animation that is comprised of many still images strung together like a flipbook. Students can work individually or in groups to create short videos with a variety of provided props or things they brought from home. During this workshop, we will learn how to: Capture the images, import to the computer, create the animation a variety of ways, add audio, and post the finished video on the web. No experience with video is necessary. Students should bring their own still cameras to learn how to set them for making animations.
Lana Z Caplan is film/videomaker, photographer and installation artist who splits her time between Boston, MA and the Amalfi Coast of Italy. She works with super8, found footage, video, interactive projections, and alterative processes photography in her pieces that explore relationships, mortality and social issues. Her work has been exhibited and screened from coast to coast of North, South and Central Americas as well as some major cities in Europe. She is currently editing her first feature length project, (shot in Positano, Italy) with support from the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH). Recent grants and awards include: Wexner Center for the Arts Residency, Puffin Foundation Grant; Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant; Contemporary Artist Center Residency; Polaroid Corporation Grant. She earned a B.A. from Boston University and an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art. Caplan also teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA.