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re: animation

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Christine Beth Johnson (chrbjohn)
Sat, 2 Nov 1996 07:49:19 -0500 (EST)

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I have used Hypeerstudio with kids quite successfully. It is
inexpensive(50.) and uses multimedia/hypercard process. Does some animation.
Christy Johnson

On Sat, 2 Nov 1996, tgibbons wrote:

> Yikes!...I've been reading e-mail for an hour or server's been
> down. It's nice to get caught up with what's been happening here. I
> always appreciate all the ideas and talk! Speaking of ideas...I'd sure
> be interested in anything anyone has on animation too. I teach 6-8th
> grade. We usually do a unit on animation where we start off with
> history...and make zoetropes etc. Then we work with flipbooks, before we
> start camera work. Mostly we do simple stop action using props, or cut
> outs. We also develop production crews to do claymation shorts. Some of
> the kids that get more involved do individual line drawing tests on
> notebook paper and then transfer them to acetate to make simple cells.
> Everybody gets into the act creating backdrops etc.. That way, everyone
> stays busy while the cameras are rolling and they're taking turns
> filming. We also use the flipbook feature in Dabbler , along with Morph
> and Avid Video. My major question is...Has anyone out there had any
> experience with other programs as well? I'm always looking for ways to
> incorporate more computer animation into the unit. Likewise, I really
> need better methods to dub sound. We don't have much in the way of audio
> equipment. I'm also thinking we might be able to do some kind of inline
> animation on my web site...any ideas or help there would be greatly
> appreciated. Speaking of web sites...thought you might be interested in
> some new lesson plans etc. I just finished adding a bunch of new stuff
> to the "Digital Drawing Board", and I could use feedback. Check it out
> at
> Thanks, Terry
> Terry Gibbons
> tgibbons

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