We have four Book Club meetings to try our hands at making our own silent movie or animation like we read about in The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Here is some inspiration…
DIY Animation: Get out the art supplies and try a flip book, thaumatrope, or phenakistoscope like in Disney’s History of Animation.
DIY Stop Motion Animation: Get out your Mac and think back to your 3rd Grade claymation movies. Give it a retro look with Grayscale or Sepia.
DIY Silent Movie: Try to make something (or someone) disappear like in Georges Melies Vanishing Lady. Check out this crazy youtube tutorial (Yes, I know it’s for Windows, but I’m confident that you’ll figure it out!). Remember to make it look Hugo-ish!