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[teacherartexchange] Very COOL Collaborative Video Project - Rotoball - Join the FUN!


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Nov 05 2007 - 06:07:16 PST

Dear Art Educators,

Those of you who teach animation/video will want to check out this FUN
opportunity to collaborate with students around the world. Check out

A project by David Gran (of Carrot Revolution "fame")

What is Rotoball? Read this Art Education 2.0 entry by David Gran:

Introducing Rotoball: an international collaborative animation project
for high school students. Below you will find a brief project
description. For a comprehensive explanation of the project and more,
visit our Rotoball website.

What is it?:

1.Rotoball is a black ball that transforms into something different
for each person who comes into contact with it. The goal of the
project is to keep the ball going as long as possible.
2.Rotoball is a collaborative rotoscoped animation project for high
school students in which each student creates a 15 second segment of a
much longer animation. Its a unique opportunity to connect with other
students who are geographically distant.

Watch the original video:
By: Huntington High School Video 2&3 Students (2005)
(See video on Rotoball site)

The Rules
Each animation must be exactly 15 seconds long.
The animation can be as creative as you'd like, but MUST contain the following:

1. You catching the ball from the left hand of the screen. 2. The ball
transforming in some way. 3. You interact with the transformed object.
4. The ball returning to normal.
5. The ball leaving the right hand part of the screen.
Project Dates

Beginning! Start rolling!
Friday, March 7th, 2008
All projects must be sent in to David or Heather by this date.
(contact information is on Rotoball site)

Friday, April 18th 2008
@ the Shanghai Student Film Festival and on Youtube!

To get info from David first hand, join Art Education 2.0
And check into Carrot Revolution:


Judy Decker
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