My app smash journey:
Grab my resources and get started:
OR better yet download the prepared green screen file while on your iPad and open it in the GS app by Do Ink. It's all ready for you to add the subject on the middle layer.
This snow globe effect is a fun way to teach transparency, animation, and layering with green screen. Students can add a still image, animation, pre-recorded or live video to their globe. I was inspired by the Green Screen Maker Space Book by Todd Burleson (lesson 6). I downloaded the image suggested and began trying to figure out a way to turn the project into a video with a layer of snow. I go through all the steps in this app smash in the tutorial below or here.
My app smash journey:
Grab my resources and get started:
Download my video below and import it into the top layer of the Green Screen App by Do Ink. Use the mask tool to make the center of the globe semi-transparent (see step 6 above). Then download my white image here. Import this into the bottom layer. Now you're ready to add a still, animation, or live video to the center layer.
Creativity Prompts: (to make this a lesson)
See this post from Terri Eichholz prompting students to consider what it would be like if you lived inside a snowglobe (as seen in the short film, Bumbleville.) See this post too.
This DANCE PARTY was inspired by the Christmas dance party scene in the Peanuts animation where each child is dancing in place on the dance floor in a continuous loop. We can try something similar using the Do Ink Animation app with these steps:
1. Get inspired by Peanut's Dance Party
2. Each student creates one dancer
1. Open up Do Ink Animation app and chose a "new drawing"
2. Choose brush size 5 and black and draw your first pose with closed shapes (so you can pour for coloring later)
3. Click the + in the timeline (bottom right corner) and draw the next pose
4. Repeat until you have 5 poses
5. Use the pour bucked and color each frame with the same color scheme.
6. Click on pose 4 in timeline, chose the double arrows to reveal "copy" & choose it
7. Click on frame 5 (last frame) and click "paste"
8. Click on frame 3, choose "copy". Click on last frame (now frame 6) click "paste"
9. Click on frame 2, choose "copy". Click on last frame (now frame 7) click "paste"
10. Click the play button and see if the animation loops nicely
2. Share the Do Ink Files
One of the cool things about the Do Ink animation app is that you can share your files from one device to another. We used the DropBox in my art room so students would save their animation using "DATA" then choose "Dropbox" and navigate to the Dance Party folder, rename it and save.
Sharing our original Do Ink files means that we and put together a group animation with multiple dancers while retaining all all layering, resizing, and editing functions.
3. Bring the dancers into 1 composition
4. Flipbook designs w/lines & shapes
Students can work in pairs on designing a shape or line design for the background of their party. It's helpful if they choose 16:9 ratio as they create. I would recommend NOT using black in the outlines or anywhere. It will look too busy in the final piece and visually confuse the viewer since the figures are outlined in black.
5. Layer in & fade the background
Alien Music Invasion post full of fun musical creatures
Resource: Learn about line and shape pattern with this fun (and repetitive) fuglelflick, Repeat
Last year I was asked to contribute project ideas to the Green Screen Maker Space book by Todd Burleson. The book features 24 step-by-step green screen projects to create in the classroom with students.
I just received my copy and discovered what made the cut:
#1. My superhero project (modified)
#24. Shadow Dancing project
You can buy the book on amazon here.
All my projects are on my website, so I'll share the two projects with link to resources below:
Click here to find the original post.
Click here to download the worksheet.
Click here for the tutorial using Superimpose app on the iPad
Click here to see the post with step by step instructions and resources.
Our district is embarking on a ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL event where every student reads (or is read to) the story, A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole. Here are some ideas I thought of for connecting with the story through art, animation, and character counts.
Below is a handout I created to help students see the shapes in Celeste's form to help you draw. The original illustration by Henry Cole is a value drawing. The pencil strokes become the texture of the fur. He shows highlights and shadows by adding more or less graphite from the pencil. This technique looks more 3-D than just filling in the drawing.
Fly with Lafayette the Osprey
1. Fly using green screen video masked into a still image over a video of clouds
2. Digitally layer in a still photo into the basket and create an animation path in Do Ink.
Be as kind-hearted as an osprey
As Small as a Mouse
Henry Cole wrote and illustrated A Nest for Celeste. He was able to tell us with words and pictures about the characters, setting, and all the elements of the story. See this Fugleflick about the importance of Illustrations.
After 1st graders finish making their monochromatic fish paintings I have a new idea for them. We will learn to draw shapes into forms, create an interior space, fill it with pattern, and balance it with color using THE GOLDFISH, by Henri Matisse as inspiration. The fishbowl, however, will be empty at first.
Below is a slideshow that leads students through the steps for drawing where they will turn a circle into a fishbowl, make an oval table, design a corner of the room, and use color and pattern in the style of Henri Matisse.
Custom Animated Hologram
A year ago I learned about using a smartphone to view holograms. The idea definitely interested me but it needed to be tweaked to work for my art room.
First, I needed the idea to work on iPads since that is what students have access to. Secondly, I wanted my students to be makers, not just consumers, so I needed a way for them to make their own hologram videos in the style of these examples.
Today, I finally got around to working on solving these problems. I looked to an old favorite app Do Ink Animation and Drawing app and remembered how easily you can copy and paste layers, rotate animations, and work over a black background: all things needed for this effect.
I downloaded the template (on left) and traced it onto a piece of transparency, folded it and made a pyramid viewer. Then, I made a video tutorial showing how to make one flipbook style animated ghost became four in a rotationally symmetrical design so that you can view it as a hologram through the pyramid.
Next, I want to see if I can make this effect work with video using the Green Screen app by Do Ink. It will take some more steps because it only allows 3 layers at a time and one of those would have to be the black background. Hmmm...sounds like another post. (Update: look below...)
If you're looking for a way to use the ghost theme (not hologram idea) I have a post that explains how students can make their semi-transparent ghost animation travel over a photo to look like it is haunting your class room. See this post for all the details.
WHOA! I hoped it was possible, and now that I've experimented, I know it is....
Custom Video Holograms!
To make these I used the Green Screen app by Do Ink and went through a few steps.
First: I took green screen video of a student doing a movement that would loop nicely.
Second: I imported it into the top two layers of the green screen app. I made them small (the same size) by pinching and rotated one until it was a reflection. Since I will need the video four times, I exported this video of just two to "flatten" it.
Third: I imported the "flattened" two image video on the bottom level then rotated the other two levels to make the four videos into a radial design.
Fourth: After checking that the images were matched in size and well placed, I exported the video to the camera roll.
Unlike the Do Ink animation app, the Green Screen app doesn't loop videos when you hit play. So, there are a few more steps before you can view the hologram.
Fifth: Export the movie TWICE. The slideshow feature in photos on the iPad doesn't work with only one image or video. You have to have two copies of it.
Sixth: Make an album in photos and select the two copies of your hologram video.
Seventh: Click on the album and choose slideshow, click on the options to make it repeat. I couldn't figure out a way to keep the album name from NOT showing (until JLee wrote solution in the comments below-thanks!). Delete name, add a space. DONE! Put on the viewer and enjoy!
This digital magic carpet painting project is a great opportunity to explore color, line, and shape patterns, layers, and symmetry.
I began by downloading my magic carpet template into Brushes Redux app. I added a layer BELOW the template to begin painting.
I like to do the green screen effect with my students in post production so students can each have the experience of layering, resizing, and setting up effects. The app does allow you to create effects in real time, but when you work with a full class, you can get much more done with nicer results this way. Before we export the effect as a video, I like to go around and check their work. Showing this magic carpet ride clip from Aladdin will keep them engaged.
GREEN SCREEN VIDEO:
I am more conscious now that I've practiced this lesson, that the student looks more convincing if they are facing right since the world moves from right to left below them in the final video. So now I have all the pieces: animated background, carpet saved with a transparent background, and green screen video. Magic time!
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
is the K-5 art teacher at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. with a masters in K-12 technology integration. Tricia has been recognized for her innovative teaching in 2010 with the PBS Teachers Innovation Award, won Illinois Art Teacher of the Year in 2011, awarded Teacher of Distinction in 2012 by the Golden Apple Foundation, received Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, selected to become a Jacobs Educator 2014-15, and was presented with the NAEA Art Technology Outstanding Community Service Award in 2016. Learn more here.
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