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Light Painting - July 2014

We had so much fun "painting" with light! The room was buzzing with creativity.  If you want to light paint at home, find a dark room, put a digital camera into manual mode, change the shutter speed to 15 seconds or long exposure setting, and use bright flashlights with focused light to "paint" in the air. It's that easy! Try out light painting at home and make sure to share your photos with the librarians!

More details about light painting and other cool projects can be found on the Exploratorium's blog.

 

Stop-Motion Animation - Summer 2014

In the summer edition of stop-motion animation, kids and teens (grades 2-4 /5-8) combined their imaginations with technology to create some wonderful movies.

The librarians were extremely impressed with the attention to detail displayed by each group and their ability to work as a team. Their hard work was apparent, as each video is a masterpiece! Great work and remember, you can make a stop-motion video at home. Click on the links below to get specific instructions for your computer.

Step-by-step instructions: Windows Movie Maker
Step-by-step instructions: iMovie (Mac)

1:00 Stop-Motion Animation Class











3:00 Stop-Motion Class

 

 











Light Bright Stop Motion Animation - June 2014

Barrington Area Library teens had a blast creating a stop motion animation video on the library's light bright wall!

The librarians were impressed by the creativity and collaboration demonstrated by the teens. Great work and remember, you can make a stop-motion video at home. Click on the links below to get specific instructions for your computer.
Step-by-step instructions: iMovie (Mac)
Step-by-step instructions: Windows Movie Maker

Lego Club: Lego Story Starter- April 2014

So many great stories were created using the Lego Story Starter. Barrington kids created scenes and characters with Lego pieces, and then added them into the story visualizer software on our iPads. You can find more about Lego Story Starter here.

Cooper's Story:



Srini's story:


David's story: