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.