I grabbed my video camera to show you this AMAZING occurrence in the art room. When students learned how to rotoscope on the ipad this is what it looked (and sounded) like.
Years ago we tried a rotoscope project with a very motivated small group of third graders. They created an animation, divided it up into still frames, drew a contour line drawings over each frame, and deleted the photos. We used FLASH software and the interactive board to draw. The process took 3 months of 15 minute recesses. But the results are amazing!! It's hard to believe that 8 / 9 year olds made the rotoscoped video below:
Today a bunch of images were finished and turned in to me via email. I started sequencing them and saw the animation forming. Here is our sneak peak of what's to come! Isn't this going to be cool? If it isn's animating for you below, than use this link to view it onlineat gifninja.com
My fifth graders came to art for their first day of Rotoscoping on their iPads. They plan to turn their little movie into an animation created by line drawings over each of the 300 or so still frames of this video (see at bottom of this post). As I watched them draw using our new styluses on the class set of iPads I captured an MC Escher moment where a hand draws a hand, but this time digitally. We hope that all 100 5th graders will each create three drawings that will all be combined into one digital animation. If it works out, we hope to enter it in Rotoball 2012
Here is the animation video that they are planning to rotoscope. They designed it to loop over and over again so the 15 second animation could run endlessly.