Film Production

Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation is animation that is captured one frame at time, with physical objects that are moved between frames. The basic process of animation involves taking a photograph of your objects or characters, moving them slightly, and taking another photograph. When you play back the images consecutively, the objects or characters appear to move on their own.

Keep these things in mind to help make the process go smoothly:

  • Keep it simple – Don’t try ambitious models or backgrounds
  • Small movements – A little goes a long way; use the onion-skinning option to see where the last frame was placed.
  • Big features – Big eyes or ears on models are easy to move and animate, and show up well on film.
  • Plan carefully – Make a storyboard before you animate.
  • Assign roles – Modelers, clickers, spotters, movers; each group member should be responsible for a task.

Tips provided by Stop Motion Animation for the Classroom

Do Ink Green Screen Filming

Green screens are used in the movies to make it look like the actors have landed on an alien planet, and it's used on TV to make it look like your local news announcer is standing in front of an animated weather map. Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create green screen videos using your iPad.

WeVideo Online Video Editing

"WeVideo is the cloud-based video creation platform that encourages student creativity, storytelling, engagement and multimodal learning. Video projects construct deep knowledge about a topic by forming skills like collaboration, communication and critical thinking."

Scroll down the page to play videos of Book Talk and Science Report