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/

 

 

 

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