Engineers Night featuring The 4th Annual Brick Film Festival
Engineers Night is on Thursday, February 21st and will include our 4th Annual Brick Film Festival. The festival features stop-motion films created by Oak Grove students. To enter, students should use stop motion technology to create a short film and upload the film to youtube. This year's theme is "Problem Solved!" Films should include a solution being found to a problem. It can be a small problem like how to pack everything for a big trip into a small bag, or a bigger problem like how to cross a river with no bridge. While lego is what is typically used for the Brick Film Festival, other props can be used. It can even be a 2-d film using paper like this one (but try to keep hands out of the frame!) Films need to be under two minutes and the youtube link sent to OakGroveSTEM@comcast.net by February 18th at midnight. Stop Motion is a fun and easy and is a great project for winter break! There are many free apps available as well as how-to articles online. Check out our submissions from last year here. Students completing their films early can enter them in the Dekalb County Technology Fair being held on January 26.
Think of the fantastical contraptions you imagined as a child... -Joshua Mook
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