Sure, MTS is here now, but what was in this spot twenty years ago, sixty years ago, one hundred or even five hundred years ago or more?
That is the question that students at the Minnesota Transitions Charter High School investigated with animator John Akre. They created this stop motion animated film that looks at the history of the piece of land on which their school sits, which is near the intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis.
Akre also worked with students at the MTS Elementary School to create some additional scenes in the film. These students, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, explored what animation is by creating their own animation.
See their project and other student work from MTS at the Trylon Microcinema on Thursday, May 29 at 7 pm. The Trylon is at 3258 Minnehaha Ave in Minneapolis.