New Movie Poster and Trailer!

Check out our brand new film trailer and movie poster! Be sure to save the date: Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. It’s going to be a blast!


<p><a href=”″>Build A Better Monster Trailer</a> from <a href=”″>Bill Lancellotta</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>



Animation Nation is Scary Fun This Year

The teens, tweens, (and staff) have been having a blast this summer creating our very own mini-horror movies! Using our new Studio Rhode iPads, we have been experimenting with filmmaking techniques and are hard at work creating our own stop-motion masterpieces. Inspired by the summer reading theme of “Build a Better World”, we are playing with the idea of “Build a Better… Monster!” Check out some of the stills from our cinematic creations:

Be sure to come to the movie’s big premiere on October 25th at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. All are welcome! We’ll enjoy some Halloween themed refreshments, eat some pizza, and watch our films up on the big screen. It’ll be terror-ific!

What is Animation Nation?

Building upon a successful stop-motion animation program for tweens, we hope to continue to inspire and engage this often overlooked group. Previously, the kids learned traditional animation, compositing, and editing techniques. With the help of technology from Studio Rhode, we can combine time honored technique with cutting edge mobile technology. ¬†Studio Rhode and the tools it would provide has the potential to unlock even greater levels of creativity in our patrons. Previously, the children were somewhat confined by the limitations of our equipment. Only one person at a time could complete many of the tasks, such as operate the camera. Now, everyone participating can be camera operator, editor, and director all rolled up in one. Animation Nation uses stop-motion animation to do “freeze frames” and create a cohesive work of art.¬†