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Re: Animation


Date: Wed Oct 15 2003 - 08:54:35 PDT

Right now I am teaching a class of Animation. (Ages 11 and up - 18 kids, 1.5
hours a week - homeschoolers)

We are using Animation Shop from JASC. (It comes packagd with Paint Shop Pro
- another useful tool)

We only have one computer to use and 4 digital cameras - so, its been a
challenge. (i.e. I have to do most of the computer end stuff and it can be time
consuming.) So far we have done 3 projects. The first was animating a cut up
skeleton (Adding props etc.) I wish I knew where I go the idea from - might of
been from this list- it stuck in my brain as a cool activity but I never could
find the lesson plan again! (Don't you hate when that happens?) So, I made
my own up based on the idea of the the one I saw (If it belongs to anyone out
there let me know... I'd love to visit the web page again!) Next we worked on
a brick animation. And the past week we started doing line animations. (The
picture appears - very much like the early animators did. Very good tie in to
the history) We also plan to do a claymation and then a class project
together (A production with each student having a special job. We will be animating
the alphabet)

We also have watched "The Making of Chicken Run" and 2 brick animation "How
to's" that are done in brick animation - very neat! This week I plan to show the MaCay video (As long
as its appropriate - need to preview it)