Now that our stop-motion videos are done, we are going to take some time to reflect on each other's work and provide feedback on our masterpieces. This is meant to be a celebration of everyone's hard work.
The next stage in your learning will move into Print Design. This should give you a taste of what happens in the AWE3/4MI Courses (Yearbook). This is a slightly different skill set than what you have been using over the first half of the course, and it is my hope you find it as interesting as Photography and Photoshop.
You will be working with Adobe InDesign over the next 5 classes to develop a DVD Case cover for your stop-motion masterpiece. You will need this planning sheet and this rubric (and a whole lot of patience).
The first two classes will have a lot of hands-on opportunities, so make sure you follow along and practice. You will also need your notes to keep track of your learning.
As you work on your flip books, and as we transition to creating animation on the computer, the images below (from the Illusion of Life Tumblr) will be an invaluable reminder on how you can create the illusion of life.
These 12 basic principles of animation were developed by Walt Disney Studios during the 1930s. These ideas were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about the practice of animation and through Disney’s desire to use animation to express character and personality.
This gallery is a take on those principles, applied to simple shapes, like this cube. Click on each animation to bring them to life (if you hover, you can remind yourself of the name of the technique).
Today marks the 2nd day you have worked on your stop-motion masterpiece. Some of you are on track, and a more than a few of you will need to spend lunch hours catching up. Wasted time because of poor organization skills is one of the reasons students are not as successful in high school as they could be. It is also one of the main reasons that employees find themselves fired in the "real world".
We will be learning how to use Audacity today (it's free..you can download a copy for home!). It will help you add sound effects, voice overs, and music to your creation. We will also be looking at Microsoft Movie Maker (also a free download for those with a Windows computer) as the software package you will be using to put all of your pieces together.
You should spend the morning working with your partner to fully plan your animation movie (remember it needs to be a two to three minutes long). You saw how much work went into your 2 second video...so multiply that by at least 20 :)
You will need this storyboard template (print as many as you need..remember you are only laying out your key frames), and plot diagram.
This will be the on-line binder for the TGJ2OI class.