Our task today is start using the concepts of animation that we have started to learn, by making a flip book cartoon come to life. In its most primitive form, a flip book is an actual book, and each page is a static image. The reader flips through all of the pages at an even pace, resulting in a short animated movie. The image seems to move through a phenomena known as the persistence of vision.
You will be making three flip , one that will animate a circle into a triangle, and then back again, another that will show a ball in motion, and then a final one that will be totally your own creation (and more complex and detailed). This handout will get you started on this assignment.
Here are some very inspiring examples:
The is the first part of the Blockbuster booklet that you will need to finish your project. Your group should set aside Thursday and Friday to complete this activities.
Today we are going to start a 5 week journey to complete what will be your most challenging project of the year. We are going to take ALL the skills you have learned so far, dust them off and supercharge them, as we enter the magical world of movie-making.
You will form your own production company, develop and pitch your own unique story, film and edit that movie, and then market it to the masses. You will have to be organized and ON TASK for the next 24 classes in order to accomplish all of this....
It all starts with our exploration of the Phases of Movie Making. We will then move on to Common Shot Techniques, which includes studying the movie below.
Today is the day for you to work on your elevator pitch and finish up your logos. Those groups that are ready (and have practiced first), are more than welcome to pitch me their ideas. Remember poorly developed ideas are sent back to the drawing board!
Your pre-production checklist is meant to help you stay focused and on-task. Let's make sure your movie is a blockbuster!
Please add the Blockbuster Rubric to your package.
We will also be discussing the 3 times you will be self-evaluating your Learning Skills through this process.
Remember that you cannot have a good animation without a good story. The story comes first. When we storyboard (you will need this rubric) we start with the key frames (feel free to use this template). After your storyboard is complete, it is time to write the script. The script can be written on lined paper or on the back side of the storyboard.
If you would like a little more help in getting started check out The Stop Motion Classroom and The National Film Board of Canada's Stop-Motion Animation Studio.
For those who need a refresher on what we have been discussing in class for the last few days, please take a look at this handout on How To Take Quality Photos. This is to supplement your class notes (so you should print a copy and add it beside your other notes on photography).
The Scavenger Hunt is postponed until tomorrow's class.
You are to complete this small assignment with your supply teacher today. Make sure you provide examples for each of answers. Take the time to think through each of the questions, and to analyze the photos that you are viewing.
You will need to travel over to MSNBC: This Week in Photos and then to Time Magazine's Photos of the Year (2014) to answer the questions.
Your behaviour is to be exemplary during my absence.
Pictures tell stories, usually better than any words could possibly convey. Once we have completed (and practiced) the basics of composition, you are going to work with a few partners to truly expand the artstry and storytelling of your photographs. You'll need some patience, some daring, some review and practice, and this handout.
This will be the on-line binder for the TGJ2OI class.