Week Two of Shofuso Summer Camp focused on the celebrated animation production company Studio Ghibli. Campers worked on projects involving the studio’s beloved characters, such as the forest spirt Totoro. In addition, the camp’s CIT Ambassadors put together a short documentary about Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki.
Along with arts and crafts projects creating characters from Studio Ghibli’s movies, the campers made their own mini-animations. With the help of artist Steve, they drew many frames, each slightly different than the last so that when flipped through it gave the appearance of the pictures moving. Some animations even reached a total of 68 frames. Once the campers were done, a picture was taken of each of their frames so that they could become stop-motion animations once run through an application.