In this course, students are introduced to principles of animation as well the software tools and equipment they use to make their stop-motion animation projects.

During the 2018 edition of this program students were aimed to create short films inspired by The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of Unicef’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history. Under this premise students learn how to use diverse stop motion techniques as a medium to tell stories in the most effective way getting across the themes that they are learning about.

This innovative approach on media education designed by the filmmaker Pablo Herrera increase students awareness about their Rights, improve their vocabulary and helps them to express important concepts through moving images.

Pablo Herrera’s is known throughout the educational community for his ability to use filmmaking as an educational tool. Since 2010, Pablo has been exploring and developing with students the concepts of Human Rights and the Rights of the Child, through filmmaking projects with Save the Children in Spain and Reel Works in New York City. 

The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts. The MoMI provides curriculum-based educational experiences to approximately 50,000 students each year, as well as an array of dynamic, engaging tours, talks, workshops, and screenings for children, teens, families, adults, and seniors.

This annually program is grateful to Council Member Costa Constantinides, Council Member Daniel Dromm, Council Member Ben Kallos, Council Member Daneek Miller, and Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Hearst Foundation and Lotos Foundation for their support.

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