Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Grades K-4: Stop-Motion Animation

With second term in full swing, almost all of the (kindergarten - grade four) students at Beverly Glen have finished storyboarding for their animation projects.

Storyboarding involves drawing a series of cartoon-like sketches to show what a finished film will look like. My storyboard (pictured at left) shows Orange Guy coming out of his hole, and walking off screen.

Once students complete their storyboards, they need to create sets for their characters to walk around in. My set consists of a background (pictured), a grassy floor, and a couple of trees in the foreground for Orange Guy to hide behind as he leaves his hole.

Once the clay we've ordered gets to the school, students will be able to make their characters, and use some of our brand-new Samsung S760 cameras (thank you parent council!) to take the pictures that were drawn on their storyboards. We'll be using Photoshop Elements to make WMA animations and Glikr to create GIFs.

Since I'm sure you're curious, here's the WMA test version of my animation. It's a rough copy, but it's still pretty cool.


Ivana M. said...

I love your WMA! Especially Orange Guy!:)

P.S. I think you should call him Orange Blob.


Nikole P.H said...

I <3 your WMA!! I love Orange guys eyes!!

sara.E said...


1. The title of my topic is: The Nintendo Wii!

2. I chose to learn about the Nintendo Wii because I wanted to learn more about it.

3. My group members are Tiffany.L Katherine.C and my name is Sara.E I chose to work with this people because I think that we work well together.

4. I have learned that the Nintendo Wii was invented by Patrick Goschy! The Nintendo Wii was invented on December 8 2006 and the Nintendo Wii was first thought of in 2001! The day that they started to sell the Nintendo Wii on November 19, 2006!

5. My group used the internet for our source for expel we used the website Google and Wikipedia!

6. I am finding that the research is going pretty well and making the website is not going so well!

7. My group choose to make a website with a video game and many videos!

8. Right now I am feeling that my group is not going to finish everything we were planning to do because we having started the website and I am scared that we are not going to finish making all of the videos and the video game in time !