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Floating Person Animation

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will work in groups to create a stop motion animation video showing a subject floating across the frame. They will plan an idea collaboratively and communicate with each other to execute the recording.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will make a plan to collaboratively execute the animation.

Students will communicate with each other to create a successful stop motion animation video.

Students will create a stop motion animation video that shows a subject floating across the frame.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss the goals of the stop motion animation video and assign groups.
  • Introduce and explain stop motion vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate how to set up and use devices and applications in a stop motion animation.
  • Show how to create the illusion of floating.

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National Standards


Create

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital application (e.g., Stop Motion Studio)
  • Digital recording device (tablet, iPad, cell phone, camera)
  • Device mount
  • Real person or mannequin
  • Optional: remote or headphones

National Standards


Create

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Steps

Discuss & Plan the Video

Discuss the materials and plan what kind of figure will be floating as a group. Plan where the figure will enter, what motion it will perform, and where it will exit.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Stop Motion Animation Setup

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Stop Motion Vocabulary

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Reference

Tools For Stop Motion Animation

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Worksheet

Stop Motion Animation Storyboard

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Peer Assessment

In Progress Peer Review

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