Stop Motion

Objective

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and give examples of stop motion animation
  • create their own stop motion animation

Method

Your task is to create a short stop-motion film about any subject you like.
You may work in pairs or individually to complete this project. The outcome
should be as professional as possible. Familiarize yourself with recent
award-winning stop motion films to get an idea of the quality of work being
done. Also ensure that you pay close attention to the marking guide so you
know exactly what you need to do/include to gain maximum marks.

Your animation should be between 30 seconds to 1 minute long. You must include at least one character. It need not be a humanoid, in fact, it might be more interesting if you use an inanimate object instead, but overall you should be able to demonstrate a range of
animation principles and timing with your project.

Resources

Camera, Iphone

Objects/Clay/Toys etc…

Creating Stop Motion in Photoshop Tutorial

Examples:

AE: Animating with Music

Objective:

Gain a working understanding of the After Effects User Interface and the art of Motion Graphics.

Method:

Work through the provided course on www.pluarlsight.com to learn the basic fundamentals of After Effects CC by adding animation to text and syncing to music.

Turn In:

Post screen snips at least every other day to your blog as you progress through the course. Give a summary of work completed since last blog post.

Resources

Go to CANVAS to download and extract your media files.

12 Principles of Animation

Objective:

Review the elements and principles of design and the 12 Principles of Animation.

Method:

Work through teacher led discussion to identify and act out the 12 principles of animation.

Turn In:

The students will take notes and create a blog post. 

Create a new post on your blog that contains a definition, video example, and explanation of how the video clip you chose represents each of the 12 principles of animation.

Resources:

12 Principles of Animation Notes (1-5)

12 Principles of Animation PowerPoint

https://youtu.be/EVQflnGcx4k

Snow White Movie is in Canvas

History of Animation

Objective:
Identify and discuss important people and events that played a role in the development of animation.

Method:
Introduction through teacher led discussion, view multiple shorts that have impacted the industry throughout history.

Turn In:
Choose either a noted animator or character from the world of animation and create a 3-5 slide presentation over their impact/importance on the development of the industry. Include information about their life, career, studio affiliations, and overall impact.

Save the presentation in PDF format and post to your blog. These will not be presented in class.

Resources: