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That's a wrap: Film camps teach life skills and boost technical prowess
That's a wrap: Film camps teach life skills and boost technical prowess

Holding a 3-inch-tall Tolkien-inspired wizard named Schmandalf that she fashioned out of modeling clay, Olivia Hatcher set about the painstaking process of creating a stop-motion film for her summer camp class. Using one of Maryvale Preparatory School’s digital single-lens reflex cameras affixed to a tripod -- instead of holding a camera phone or a “point-and-shoot” with no adjustable settings -- the fifth-grader from Towson posed and re-posed Schmandalf to simulate human movements while photographing the figurine a couple hundred times between adjustments. The time-consuming art form, which requires determination mixed with foresight and visualization, would eventually...

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