| || || |
Now that the nerds have had some practice, they made more stop motion films.
Hank Green was one of three well-known vloggers to interview President Obama this week. Did you know that Obama is not so secretly a nerd and even said DFTBA to John in last year's interview?
After such a positive response to last week's showing of DEADLINE, stop motion animation with post-it notes, we tried making our own stop motion animation videos. First we watched some inspirational examples and a tutorial.
Then we practiced using the iMotion app on the school iPods and students' personal devices. Next week they will bring in their own characters (Lego, figurines, colored paperclips, etc) to develop more complex projects. Look at what they did in just a few minutes.
For our first meeting after vacation we got inspired by some great post-it note art online and the amazing DEADLINE video above. On the 7th, students got graph paper and colored pencils and sketched out a plan for their own post-it note art to be displayed in the many library windows. Those windows are tall and skinny so they had to work with those restrictions. We used 2" x 2" for most designs so they could have more detail in a small space. A few lucky souls got wall space, though the stick is less sticky on paint than on glass. On the 14th, drawings were brought to life.
Who We Are
An after school club at Baird Middle School
Comments are welcome here. Tell us what you think.