8th grade BWMS art students got to go to the great web 2.0 site, Filmstreet from the U.K.
which had a great tool called Stop Frame Animator
Students already had pre-existing knowledge about stop motion animation, since most of them were fans of the late night Adult Swim show: Robot Chicken
Students got to learn about the basics of stop animation by adding props, music, sound effects and motion to two mannequins. They also learned of the time consuming process of slightly moving their object, taking a picture and then moving it again.
The hard part was sharing their work and turnign the links into videos. SO check out some fo the works of quick simple animation by clicking on a link to their short video clip below
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