Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Setting Up My Desk Area

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This is stop-action animation, NOT a video project. We shot about 100 still photos to make this movie!

A big thanks to A.J., my photographer for this project. (He's channeling Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-action animation for Jason and the Argonauts is "still the best.")

The next time I do a stop-action video, I will make sure we shoot at least twice as many photos. I can't wait to show this to my students and to give them a chance to try it, too -- it's quite fun!!

18 comments:

  1. That looks like a lot of fun! I am anxious to pick up one of those Flip videos and start playing around myself.

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  2. How fun!
    Very cool. I must try it.

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  3. Susan, I just edited the post to clarify -- this is made with PHOTOS, not shot as a video!!!

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  4. That is fabulous! How long did it take to get all those pictures?

    What are you thinking about having your students do with this?

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  5. i love it!!! so fun. I'm inspired.

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  6. ML, this is wonderful!! I love the stop action -- kids will really gravitate to it I think.

    AJ - nice photography!

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  7. Jenny, It took about 45 minutes to shoot about 100 photos. I had the idea planned out in my head, and my box full of doo-dads that live on the wall behind my desk ready to put up.

    What will kids do with this? I think I'll leave that question up to them!! :-)

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  8. What software did you use to edit and create the stop-action video?

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  9. Love this--very fun. You'll have to teach me how to do it one day..

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  10. That was so neat. It seemed like a video with special effects. What a fun project.

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  11. This is really fun to watch. I kept wondering how are those things getting up on the board with no one there. It was teacher magic.

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  12. Love it! I also love to see someone who has as many pen cups as I do. Mine all have a different purpose, which I am sure only I can understand ;)

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  13. This is way cool! I need to do one of those about cleaning my house!

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  14. Skylons--

    Here's what I used:

    digital camera
    tripod (this is ESSENTIAL)
    iPhoto
    iMovie

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  15. This is great! My son Joey has about 100 photos that he took of a lego adventure that he wanted to make into a stop-action animation. I didn't even know what to call it until your post. Did you just plop them into imovie or is there a specific stop action format in imovie?

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  16. I can't wait to see what the kids come up with! Keep us posted.

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  17. How fun! Your back wall made me think of the Post It Note video (at http://dvice.com/archives/2009/06/fantastic-video.php)

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