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Galileo film fest features stop motion animation

Galileo Adult Education Centre
Galileo SIS students and staff celebrate at their film festival on January 27. Photos: Lucrezia Termini
Thursday, May 19, 2022

by Vera Tronca, Lisa Trotto and Tima Assi

Students worked diligently on their videos with Jessie Curell, executive director of Hands On Media Education, who has been their partner and mentor. Galileo is the only adult centre that has taken part in this project across Quebec, principal Martina Schiavone was proud to share. 

The stop motion animation project, above all else, fostered collaboration and teamwork and allowed students to immerse themselves into a world of creativity through a dynamic and stimulating digital and hands-on learning experience. 

Galileo SIS students and staff celebrate at their film festival on January 27. Photos: Lucrezia Termini

With Curell’s weekly virtual guidance, students learned how to use Stop Motion Studio Pro App, digital editing techniques, storyboard creation, photography, original music creation, sound effects, voice and sound altering, and copyright-free material. 

They learned the clay modeling process, changing up the models for each storyline. Clay modeling is a therapeutic and fun way to help students stay focused and build their self-esteem. It promotes sensory development as it offers both a tactile and visual learning experience. The result was five one-minute stop motion animation videos created over the course of five weeks. They were screened at the Galileo Film Festival. 

Vera Tronca and Lisa Trotto are SIS teachers at Galileo Adult Education Centre. Tima Assi is an intern.