Stop Motion

Learning Goal

Create a 20-25s second animation using clay or live action or both

You will be responsible for creating a
1) short paragraph outlining the story
2) building your “set” and props if using clay (You will only get 1 brick of clay)
3) choosing a method of animating the characters (i.e clay models or people or both)

The movies will be created using digital cameras or video cameras, Dragonframe and Garageband.

Let’s learn a bit about stop motion from the NFB.

http://www.nfb.ca/film/stopmostudio_animation_workshop/embed/player

Steps to Success
1. Form a group (maximum of 2)
2. Brainstorm ideas (I would watch some examples of stop motion)
3. Decide on your medium….clay or people and build a character or 2, maximum.
4. Storyboard your ideas.
5. Start filming, photographing.
6. Edit and put together in Dragonframe. Add music through the use of Garageband and creative commons audio.

Evaluation of Stop Motion Animation Project

Pre-production:
Storyboard and Brainstorm
Does the storyboard convey effectively the action that will take place in your movie?
Does it make sense without any explanation?
Are the drawings reasonably neat?

The Set and Characters
Does the set add to the production (i.e. does it make the viewer think
that it is “real”)
Are the characters appropriate for the subject matter?

Photography
Did you take an adequate amount of pictures? Does the movement appear to be relatively smooth, with no jumps or jerkiness?
Technical/Equipment Use
Did you use the camera and lighting effectively?

Post-production
Editing
Have music/sound effects been used successfully?
Have you used titles effectively (intro/closing credits)?

Final Product
Is the final movie cohesive (all parts seem to make sense together)
Does the full package (music/video/titles) produce an enjoyable to watch finished product?

Did you reflect on your project in a thorough manner?
Have you critiqued the work of other students in the class?

examples

Examples of Student work

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