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Zull 5 and 12

Zull chp 5:


"We all pay attention to the things that matter the most to us" 

"How long does learning last"

-episodic memories are the memories that relate back to stories

- sematic memories are the facts we remember 

Finding the art of why we teach

     teaching the students how to do it rather than doing it for them

Help learner find connections

Concentration isn't on the teacher but more on the students



Sound Vibrations

Photo Booth Movies



Whe i was babysitting I taught the boys to make movies by just using the photobooth camera on the computer. They set it in one place and did stop motion. We then dragged each image in to photoshop and animated it that way. They turned out great


Stop Motion Lesson Plans

Rachel Heisler

2D Digital Methods in Education

12-11-09

 

Stop Motion

 

Grade: 8th Grade

Time: 4 one-hour classes

 

Focus: Using a digital camera to create a stop motion movie.

 

Objectives:

a.  The students will work with and understand using repetition in their stop motion movies

b. The students will work with order and organization by working with storyboards

c.  The students will use teamwork to creatively put together a successful movie.

 

Motivation Resources:

-       Give a power point presentation with videos imbedded from you tube.

o      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovvk7T8QUIU&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=4CF1524B28F8F557

o      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bmpFCwZbwM&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=4CF1524B28F8F557

-       Give a hand out with some general information and art terms for stop motion animation.

-       Having books and printed images around the classroom.

o      Klutz Book Of Animation

 

Art Materials:

-       Camera

-       Large quantity of an object found around the house

-       Construction paper

-       Markers

-       Pencils

-       Desk lamps

-       Zip drives

-       Camera cord and charger

-       Tripod

-       Note cards

-   Box of extra items they can use in their movie

 

Introduction:

            Stop Motion was part of the early steps of animation. It allowed the artist to manipulate an object while taking a frame-by-frame shot to create a sequence of images that would turn in to a video. Claymation has been a product of stop motion, which involves manipulating clay to create a story. The creativity that is behind stop motion is important. Any object can be used for certain objects. Together these manipulations and movements of the objects create a creative movie.

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Introduction Procedure:

Class 1:

            The students will be shown a short power point on clay motion and stop animation, which will discuss the materials used, how the items are being manipulated or moved, brief history, and a couple videos. They will then be given a hand out with the project information on it. We will talk about starting with one item in the first still and then keep adding more till we have a huge army of the same thing.

 

Class 2:

            The students will have brought in their items and will be asked to break in to groups of threes.If they don't have items there will be a box of extra items in the classroom. Together they will create a short story board on note cards that they can follow to make their movie. They will base their content off of one of the member's items that they have brought in.  They will also need to create a backdrop out of construction paper and markers. If times allots they can have the rest of the class to test out the digital cameras. If they did not finish with these items then they should finish it outside of school.

 

Class 3:

            The students will come with their storyboards, their items that will be in the video, and their backdrops and find an area in the room to work. Each group will be given a camera, which they will put on a tripod. They will also have a desk lap, which will give them more lightly. They will then shoot shot by shot of their film, working together to follow their storyboard. The students should have everything in order at the end so that they can simply look and the viewfinder and play their video by just pushing forward on the camera. They should be able to finish this in one class period.

 

Class 4:

            Today the kids will get to see their final product. The teacher will plug a USB from the camera in to the TV and they can be shown that way. If there is a computer that is hooked up to larger screen it can be brought in to iPhoto and by simply pushing the forward view button fast it creates the feeling of a video. Each group of students will come in front of the class before their video is shown and discuss their thought process. The students can then ask them questions after they view their video. The photos can be transferred on to a disc for each of the kids (this can be done in the teachers free time) and then the students can have the freedom to create a real video out of the pictures.

 

 

Evaluation:

            Short critique and discussion about the students work with the whole class.

 

DBAE Checklist:

Art production: Students used story boars and found objects to create stop motion

Aesthetics: The students learn about the beauty and creativity of stop motion

Art History: The students will learn about some of the aspects of animation

Art Criticism: The students will work together on a piece and then be able to critique others work

           

Bibliography:

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/olso4021/arted/2009/10/animation-stop-animation.html

 

http://www.stopmotioncentral.com/

 

 

Rachel Heisler

2D Digital Methods in Education

12-11-09

 

Stop Motion With Lab

 

Grade: 8th Grade

Time: 6 one-hour classes

 

Focus: Using a digital camera to create a stop motion movie.

 

Objectives:

a.  The students will work with and understand using repetition in their stop motion movies

b. The students will work with order and organization by working with storyboards

c.  The students will use teamwork to creatively put together a successful movie.

 

Motivation Resources:

-       Give a power point presentation with videos imbedded from you tube.

o      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovvk7T8QUIU&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=4CF1524B28F8F557

o      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bmpFCwZbwM&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=4CF1524B28F8F557

-       Give a hand out with some general information and art terms for stop motion animation.

-       Having books and printed images around the classroom.

o      Klutz Book Of Animation

 

Art Materials:

-       Camera

-       Large quantity of an object found around the house

-       Construction paper

-       Markers

-       Pencils

-       Desk lamps

-       Zip drives

-       Camera cord and charger

-       Tripod

-       Note cards

-       Colorful poster board

-       Mac Computer

-       DvDs

-       USB for Camera

 

Introduction:

            Stop Motion was part of the early steps of animation. It allowed the artist to manipulate an object while taking a frame-by-frame shot to create a sequence of images that would turn in to a video. Claymation has been a product of stop motion, which involves manipulating clay to create a story. The creativity that is behind stop motion is important. Any object can be used for certain objects. Together these manipulations and movements of the objects create a creative movie.

            Imovie is a product that can be used very easily. By dragging images in to the program you are able to make easy transitions, sound effects, and  to make a cohesive movie. These can then be easily transferred on to a disc or put on youtube.

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Introduction Procedure:

Class 1:

            The students will be shown a short power point on clay motion and stop animation, which will discuss the materials used, how the items are being manipulated or moved, brief history, and a couple videos. They will then be given a hand out with the project information on it. We will talk about starting with one item in the first still and then keep adding more till we have a huge army of the same thing.

 

Class 2:

            The students will have brought in their items and will be asked to break in to groups of threes. Together they will create a short story board on note cards that they can follow to make their movie. They will base their content off of one of the member's items that they have brought in.  They will also need to create a backdrop out of construction paper and markers. If times allots they can have the rest of the class to test out the digital cameras. If they did not finish with these items then they should finish it outside of school.

 

Class 3:

            The students will come with their storyboards, their items that will be in the video, and their backdrops and find an area in the room to work. Each group will be given a camera, which they will put on a tripod. They will also have a desk lap, which will give them more light. They will then shoot shot by shot of their film, working together to follow their storyboard. They should be able to shoot their whole movie today

 

Class 4:

            At the beginning of class I will go over some of the iMovie techniques with the kids like how to add transitions, sound effects, and titles. The students will plug their cameras in to the USB port in the computer and upload their pictures in to iMovie. Once in there they will be able add the things that we talked about early in the class. They will have all class to work on these items. By the end of class they should have finished up most of this process. It will then be saved to an external drive.

 

Class 5:

            The students will have to class to make their final touches on their movies. We will go over how to put their movies on to a DVD. They will write their movie name along with their names on to the DVD. When they are done with this they will make a poster for their story board and will be handed a small sheet asking them what they liked and disliked about this project and what they rated their movie and why. They will have to make their storyboard look nice because they will be showing it to the class. They will do so by pasting their note cards on the board, adding their title, and decorating it.

 

Class 6:

            The students will split up in to their groups and they will be given 5-10 minutes to present their project to the class and to show us their video. The rest of the students will be allowed to say what they liked and didn't like. This would be a very informal critique. Hopefully we would have a good class disucussion.

           

 

Evaluation:

            Short critique and discussion about the students work with the whole class. They would also be able to write about their work on a short questionnaire about their work.

 

DBAE Checklist:

Art production: Students used story boards, cameras, computers and found objects to create stop motion

Aesthetics: The students learn about the beauty and creativity of stop motion

Art History: The students will learn about some of the aspects of animation

Art Criticism: The students will work together on a piece and then be able to critique others work

           

Bibliography:

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/olso4021/arted/2009/10/animation-stop-animation.html

 

http://www.stopmotioncentral.com/

 

 

 

Final Product of Digital Workshop

Digital Workshop

Overall I think the workshop was very successful. It was very stressful at times, but everything looked great at the time. I think if we had more time on the project it would be more benificial for the students. I felt like the students I worked with had very different ideas, so working one on one to create your own movie would be a thing to try. It would also be nice if we could veer away from the fairy tale stories and have them make up their own stories. 

I think the students enjoyed the process alot. I can't wait to use these techniques in the class room!

Digital Workshop (Notes for Lesson Plans)

October 13th (Work Time with Students)

Today I was in the Tweed showing the students camera less animation techniques. When they came in we had a table set up with flipbooks, our presentation, and supplies to make flipbooks. I briefly described that we were going to make flipbooks out of 5-10 note cards. I told them to concentrate on transforming themselves in to something new. We then split up and sat with small groups of kids and helped them with their books. We were a little rushed for time because someone was using the room before we got there. They worked for about 7 min then had to move on to the computer animation. After they left we tried to get people wandering around the Tweed to come and learn about flipbooks with us. We only got a Dad and a boy to join us. They were very enthused. They each made a flipbook and we made thaumetropes with them.

 

Oct. 15th (Class Workday)

Today we split in to groups and had to come up with a fairytale and then make it new age by adding our own spin to it. It also had to concentrate on transformation. I ended up picking Pinocchio. I made up a simple visual plan that has us focusing on transformers, Roy Lichtenstein, and comic books. 

 

Oct. 20th (Work Time With Sutdents)

Tiffany and I got together with our two kids and we had them draw the main characters on to note cards. We then had them go in to the computers and try to re create them in Photoshop. One of the boys scanned his in to the computer and started drawing over it while the other girl drew from hand. They both worked fairly slowly and we found that we weren't sticking to our main plan of Roy Lichtenstein style of work.

 

Oct. 22nd (Class Work Time)

Tiffany and I had to figure out our problems from the previous class so we decided to story board our ideas out in to a more elaborate storyboard. We also went in to the computer and found images to go with our ideas. We decided that our other mode of animation would be through claymation. Over the weekend our plan was to create our visual poster, start some of the Photoshop images, and have a solid plan for Tuesday.


Oct. 27th (Work with Students

Today we started putting together some of our characters. Tiffany and i separated off and worked with the kids separately thinking that we would be able to get more done. I realized that either way the kids would work very slowly. I think that they weren't as comfortable in photoshop as we would have liked.

Oct. 29th (In Class Work time)

Today Tiffany and I both recognized that we were going to have to work alot outside of class to get everything done. We also needed to figure out what other type of animation we were going to incorporate in to our movie. We decided upon claymation. We were going to make the claymation objects and also keep working on the backgrounds so the students could solely work on the animation.

Nov. 3rd (Work with Students)

Today we spent half of the class time with students making a claymation. We had them manipulate a clay godizila so that it looked like it would melt. We encountered a problem with not being able to print our background so we had to do it all on a green screen and then we would have to delete the background one by one. We proceeded on to work on the final animations with the students.


Nov. 5th (In Class Work Time)

We put together our claymation pictures and made our animation. We were also given a run through on how to put all of our animations in to IMovie HD. We then finished up the last bits of our animations.


Nov. 10th (Work Time With Students)

Today we worked with the students in IMovie HD. We decided that both of the kids should be able to make their own separate movies. They each put the clips in to IMovie and then we added the transistions and sounds. It took most of the class to do all that. I then wrote down what the student wanted more of in the movie so I could work on it before next class.

Nov. 12th (In Class Work Time)

Our movies were due in class today. I went back trough the movie and added sub titles so the movie would be more cohesive. We got to view the movie in class and everything turned out.


Nov. 17th (Show and Tell)

Today we got to preview the students hard work with them and their families. I also ran the sand animation station where we worked on some transformations. The preview of the movies was a huge success!


Camera-less Animation

Camera-Less Animation

What Is It?

-Pre camera tactic to create the illusion of movement through a series of images

 

Thaumatrope

History

-Invented in 1826

-Thaumatrope= Turning marvel or wonder turner

-First optical/mechanical toy

How It Works?

-Small disc connected by a string on the sides

-Two images are drawn on either side in a way that when it spins it superimposes both images


Link: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2h9i5_2-thaumatropes_fun

 

Phenakistoscope

History

-Invented in 1832 by Joseph Plateau

-Also named Spindle viewer

-Developed scientifically soon became amusement for children

How It Works?

-A wheel divided in to equal parts with animation in the center moving outward (like a spiral) with slits on the outside of the circle to view through.

Spin the wheel facing it towards a mirror and look at image through the slits in the mirror


Link: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/bdc/young_bdc/animation/animation3.htm

 

Zoetrope

History

-Invented in 1834 by William Horner

-Also called the wheel of life

-Based on Plaetau's phenakistoscope

How It Works?

-Works the same way as the phenakistiscope

-It was put on the inside of a drum and the viewer would look in the slits and look down on the series of images


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKEM5sYnOjE&feature=player_embedded

 

Flip Book

History

-First form of animation in a linear sequence of images

-It was the birth of most cinema

How It Works?

-A book with images on each page

-When the pages are flipped they move in a sequence to create a story line


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UocF4ycBnYE&feature=player_embedded

 

Transitioning to Film

-Soon these techniques were taken to film by drawing or scratching in a linear motion on a strip of paper or film

-This would then be taped in sequence


How to Make a Zoetrope = http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Zoetrope




 

Creature Collage

I have done this project before in 2D Digital but not in the sense of making a creature and animating it.  The procedure of taking different images and make them in to different objects is not my strong point. I wanted to make sure that the creature was the main focus in the picture with an erie background. I also kept in the back of my mind that we were going to animate the creature so i let the "duck" be in the water so it could swim. 

I think this would be a great idea to do with highschoolers. Morphing things in to different things is interesting with them because their minds are so creative. They will be able to think of things that are unheard of. By giving them objects and letting their minds morph them in to something else will give them freedom to create above and beyond what we think they could do.

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