Today’s Workshop1. Why we do it2. What We Learned3. The Set Up4. Brief “History of Animation”5. Different Types of Stop-Motion Animation(student and professional examples)6. Discussion7. Playing with the Equipment
FROM IDEA TO PRODUCT1 Make friends Help is ideal. Findexperts in your parent body. Rely on others for the parts mostunfamiliar to you (art,technology, software)
2 StoryboardBeginning with storyboards offers a chance to discuss ideas ahead of time, previewing and working out some of the kinks or gaps in thestory. It is a great time to figure out which method of animation will work best for the story.
3 Groupwork Most students will need help once the filming begins. Byputting students in groups they learn to work cooperatively todevelop and lead the production of their ideas, as well as be assistants to others.
4 Think through the set-up! (...and stay up) Cameras Tripods Light Sources Camera/Computer Set-Up Downshooter
Software we used to make this happen iStopmotion GarageBand iMovie Adobe Photoshop Animation-ish Quicktime Flash iTunes iDVD
Persistence of visionan afterimage is thought to persist for approximately one twenty-fifth of a second on the retina Films usually run at 24 frames per second. That’s 24 pictures taken for each second! ...for a five minute animation that’s 7200 frames!! http://images.wikia.com/psychology/images/4/41/Menschliches_Auge.jpg
Eadweard Muybridge 1830 - 1904 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a45870 (currently on view at the SFMOMA)http://www.kingston.gov.uk/browse/leisure/museum/collections/muybridge/animal_locomotion/locomotion_prints.htm
http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/galleries/iconic/page/2#hee-nc-64002http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/galleries/iconic/page/4#hee-nc-38003 1903-1990 Harold “Doc” Edgerton http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/galleries/iconic/page/5#hee-nc-33003
Disney Museum, Presidio San Francisco Recommended Field Trips: Zeum, San Francisco
Say what?!!Don’t forget, designing new lessons is a multi-year process of experimentation, implementation, feedback and refining.
YourHas anyone tried animation? what worked and what did not? words How do you think you might use this in your curriculum?How could you build up and build down on here... some of the different ideas presented today?
“There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes” -R. Buckminster Fuller Let’s play!
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org at this presentation and more professional animation links:★ mcdsblogs.org/8animation