Students are Movie Stars for a Day

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Marie Poelker's second-grade class, with the assistance of Babylon Elementary School art teacher Patricia Stork and media center librarian Lisa Lindeman, created an eight-minute movie using the stop-motion animation technique.
         
In this film style, the illusion of motion is created when an object is photographed in a single frame and then shot in another frame after being moved slightly. After repeating the process hundreds of times, the objects appear to move fluidly by themselves. According to Stork, over 1,500 photographs were snapped to put together the eight minutes of footage.
          
The class rolled out the red carpet and got the full Hollywood treatment as their film premiered on March 27 at Babylon Elementary School. The movie played to a packed house that included Principal Dana Basile, Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Peter R. Daly, Board of Education Vice President Roger A. Katz, and several other school administrators.