Activity Organizer: NEO ROBOTICS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dates: Thursdays Grades: 4-5 Cost: $600 Description: Who doesn’t love an action-packed animation movie that brings our favorite toys to life? In Neo Movie -Making Mania program, students get to do more than just enjoy those movies, they get to create them! In this technical program, children will work in teams to learn the fundamentals of stop motion animation and develop their own animated movie starring some of their favorite LEGO® mini-figures! Students will go through the entire movie making process with their filming partner, from plot development and set design to detailed visual and audio editing. The best part, their movie will move beyond the classroom and be taken home so they can share their film with friends and family for years to come! Neo Movie -Making Mania program provides a structured, supportive environment for students to utilize unique stop animation software through which they can practice general technology skills. They will learn how to create, delete, modify, edit, design, add sound to, and upload their creations and practice with precision when doing so. In doing this, they will practice maneuvering through menu options and finding appropriate destinations for their creative needs. Our program focuses on the importance of movie planning, basic storyboarding, and execution of these plans, which will encourage better storytelling in and out of the classroom! We emphasize positive teamwork skills in our programs and constantly work to develop healthy, respectful collaborations between students. Through group planning, sharing of materials, and fun partner experiences, students become more cognizant of how to interact with their peers in a respectful and productive way.