Five Questions: Claire Chesney
August 22, 2014
A conversation with freshman Claire Chesney.
Q: Do you have any interesting hobbies outside of school?
A: “I do stop-motion animation. It’s where you make inanimate objects move in film, so you take an object, like a pencil, and you move it a little bit and take a picture, move it a little more and take another picture, and you do that a whole bunch of times. Then it looks like the image is moving.”
Q: What started your interest in stop-motion animation?
A: “I went to a film camp at the Tampa Theater [and learned how to do it there].”
Q: Do you know anyone else who also does stop-motion animation? Was anyone your inspiration?
A: “I did the film camp with my brother, Nick Chesney, who is my twin.”
Q: How long have you been doing stop-motion animation?
A: “[I have been doing it] about four years.”
Q: What makes stop-motion animation so interesting to you?
A: “I like doing film and filming things, and it is actually easier because you do not have to depend on actors for the film. It’s something you can control completely.”
Emily Draper is a sophomore in the IB program. She loves playing volleyball and is also a part of the flag football team.