In Digital Video Arts, students will receive a visual pun and in a small group they will animate the concept using paper. Students create a storyboard first, then cut out backgrounds and characters. Then using a digital camera on a TRI-POD (this is very important) they take frame by frame images of their movie, moving the paper a little bit at a time. After the filming is done the pictures are uploaded into Windows Movie Maker. They MUST adjust the “options” to reduce the time that each picture shows before adding the pictures to the timeline. This is one of the most common errors, so remind them often!
Starfish Animation Example This is my super quick example that I put together in about 5 minutes. But my students too several weeks to complete the project.