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Animation

Unleash your creativity and delve into the world of animation

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Welcome to an animation camp unlike any other! This is the perfect opportunity for those who are eager to unleash their creativity and delve into the art of animation. Join us for a week of unforgettable adventures in Stop Motion, 2D, 3D and beyond.

Whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner, our team of expert instructors is here to guide you every step of the way. We believe that everyone has the potential to create breathtaking animations, and we are committed to helping you turn your wildest dreams into reality.

During this camp, you'll immerse yourself in a world of imagination and innovation. You'll learn the basics of animation, explore new techniques, and discover your own unique style. From designing characters to crafting compelling storylines, you'll gain the skills needed to bring your animated visions to life.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the endless possibilities of animation. Join us for an exciting and fulfilling week that will spark your imagination and leave you with unforgettable memories.

This camp is in collaboration with Brainy Pixel, a Christian animation studio!

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Activities

  • Learn the basics of animation, including frame rates, timing and keyframe animation
  • Storyboard and write scripts for animated shorts
  • Design and sketch characters for animation
  • Create backgrounds and environments for animated scenes
  • Learn how to use animation software and tools
  • Experiment with different animation techniques and styles
  • Watch and analyze examples of great animated films
  • Engage in fun and interactive animation-related games and challenges

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2–4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8–8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check-in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30–5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camps generally end on Friday at noon. Check your specific camp schedule for times of final presentations, performances or concerts that may take place after noon on Friday.

Day Campers

Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.

Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.

Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7–9 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

At EDUcamp, we want to create an environment that is appropriate and comfortable for all campers. In order to do this, we have a dress code that we ask all campers to abide by. Please review these guidelines to ensure that your camper's attire aligns with our camp standards:

Tops:

  • Camper may wear loose-fitting shirts.
  • Sleeveless, midriff-bearing, or tight-fitting shirts are not permitted.

Bottoms:

  • Shorts that approach the knee are acceptable.
  • Loose-fitting jeans and athletics pants are permitted.
  • Mid-thigh shorts or tight-fitting pants are not allowed.

Inappropriate Themes or Images:

  • Clothing with inappropriate themes, offensive language or explicit images is not allowed.
  • Campers should refrain from wearing attire that may be considered offensive or disrespectful to others.

Accommodations

Lunch will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Director

John Murray

John Murray

John Murray is a seasoned professional in the field of animation and serves as the camp director for our animation camp. He holds a Master of Arts degree in cinema and video production from Bob Jones University, where he also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.

Throughout his academic journey, John has demonstrated his passion for animation through his coursework. With his extensive knowledge and expertise, John brings a wealth of experience to the animation camp. He guides participants in learning various techniques and software tools used in animation. His creative approach and strong technical skills make him an excellent mentor for aspiring animators. Under his guidance, campers can expect an engaging and informative experience that will foster their creative growth in the field of animation.

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