On Tuesday night, May 3 rd , Deer Valley held its first ever red carpet event for the Stop Motion
Animation Movie Premier. Students in Miss Samantha Funkhauser’s enrichment classes
created movies using stop motion animation. Students had to create a concept, make a story
board and then design a set and characters. Students then had to photograph their characters
as they moved a tiny bit to crate the effect of movement for their movies. Students then put
their photos into iMovie and recorded their narration to create the movie. After the movies
were created, the students hosted their first red carpet event at Deer Valley complete with
drinks, popcorn and even a red carpet!
Students introduced their movies as they were shown and told a little bit about how they were
created. Many celebrities showed up for the event including, Assistant Principal, Ami Weems
and her husband, Lance Weems; Nurse, Karen Fuller; and a variety of grade level teachers,
parents and community supporters.