Introduction to Stop Motion
About the Workshop
In this workshop with Durham-based artist, Moriah LeFebvre, participants will learn to bring inanimate objects to life through the techniques of stop motion animation. A cinematographic technique that dates back to 1898, this workshop will teach the skills necessary to explore this medium on your own!
Please Note: Premiere must be installed prior to this workshop. Duke students can download the software for free under the Adobe Creative Cloud link here. Faculty and staff can download a free trial of the software here.
About the Instructor
Moriah LeFebvre is a mixed media artist who lives and works in her hometown of Durham. Moriah utilizes a range of media to explore various themes, including transience, identity, interpersonal connection, and home. Her artistic process often involves layering acrylic paint and a variety of materials to create a rich sense of texture and raised relief. In the case of her ongoing series, “Hometown (Inherited)” (2014-present), she explores the changing landscape of Durham through photographs that she has shot, printed in fragments, collaged in layers, and painted.
A recipient of a 2015 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Award and 2019 David and Elizabeth Roderick Scholarship Award, LeFebvre explores how visual media can be used as a site for historical memory. As the 2020-2021 Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow, LeFebvre spent a year illuminating the struggles and the resilience of the substance-abuse recovery community during COVID-19 through a series of ink drawings and cyanotype prints which pair words from text messages with imagery. While earning her MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke, Moriah expanded her ability to tell powerful stories through blending analog approaches and experimental media. In her thesis film, by & by, Moriah LeFebvre utilized handanimation techniques to juxtapose the story of her great-grandmother’s twin boys, whose lives were lost to eclampsia in China in 1919, with that of her own twin boys, who survived the same fate a century later in the United States.
As an instructor at institutions ranging from the Durham Arts Council to Durham Technical Community College, Moriah loves to serve as an intermediary between people and art, sharing with others the passion for the thing she loves most.
About the Location
This workshop meets in the computer lab (Room 234) of the Rubenstein Arts Center.
Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC, 27705