Photoshop: Manual Rotoscoping

Objective

Use an appropriate design process to create and modify solutions to problems. The student is expected to:

(A)  combine graphics, images, and sound;

(B)  apply principles of design;

(C)  develop and reference technical documentation; and

(D)  edit products.

(13)  The student creates animation projects. The student is expected to:

(A)  use a variety of techniques and software programs; and

(B)  publish and deliver products using a variety of media.

Method

Students will organize and plan a 10-20 second Rotoscope scene in Photoshop. The scene FPS should be 8-10 frames per second, have color, and tell a brief story.  Progress updates will be required on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week until completed. The final version of the rotoscope video will be posted to published in YouTube, and the link to the YouTube video will be posted to their web blog. 

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…

 

Flipbook Animation

Objective

Students will depict movement using simple flipbook techniques and will be able to
define basic animation vocabulary: persistence of vision, registration, key frames, and
tweening

Method

​You will design a simple 24 page flip book, that shows fluidity of motion and attention to detail.  Use the resources below to help you understand the medium.  The drawings do not have to be complicated, but the final version should be done in pen and in color!

1.  Add a title and your name to the front of the flipbook.
2.  Decide on the “story” you will tell in the flipbook – there should be a beginning, a middle and an ending
3.  Number the pages somewhere on the page.
4.  You may start your drawings in rough draft in pencil, BUT they must be finished in pen and in color.
5.  When you have completed your flipbook, you will take a movie – close-up, to show how your flipbook works.  Be sure that the movie is clear and it shows your flipbook in the best light.

DUE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27th

Resources

How to Make a Flipbook

Making a Flip Book Animal-YouTube

Doing the Walk-Animation Technique YouTube

 

12 Principles of Animation

Objective:

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

Method:

Work through teacher led discussion over the eight elements and eight principles of design and discuss how the impact animation. Identify and act out the 12 principles of animation.

Turn In:

The students will take notes and create a blog post. Define each element and principle, give a graphical representation of each and explain the example you chose.
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

Styles of Animation Notes

Animating Our World

The 12 Principles of Animation thru Disney

The Illusion of Life

Understand Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation by Creative Blog 

 

Digital Citizenship

Objective:

By the end of this lesson….

I will establish expectations and norms for the group related to appropriate online behavior. participate responsibly and respectfully in an online community. collaborate on a classroom motto about digital citizenship.

In order to show mastery of this topic, My partner and I will will develop a 13-15 slide presentation in PowerPoint that will be formatted according to the desired specifications for a standout presentation. The goal of our presentation exhibit the importance of digital citizenship and safe practices when working within the digital realm.

Project Resources: