Five young animators met with me on Monday after school for one hour to learn to fly. Second grader, Sophie, won the iPad animation party prize offered through the Dryden Fundraising Raffle before spring break. She and 4 friends learned how to turn themselves into fairies that fly across the flower garden using 3 different apps on our art room iPads.
Maggie won the iPad animation party in the Dryden raffle to raise money for ABC/25 Grant Foundation. She and her guests had an app smashing session while we transformed ourselves into flying fairies. See the lesson here. We used the iPad camera, Superimpose App , SketchbookX, DoInk Animation app, and the Google Drive to share our files. View the fairies on Artsonia here.
My 10 Fugleflick Filmmakers are working on animations for their movie project. I loved their idea to turn themselves into fairies (that will eventually be animated in the movie) so much I felt their work deserves a post. Take a look at the steps below.
UPDATE: See Maggie's App Smashing Fairy Fun iPad Animation Party to see the results of this lesson with a group of 4th graders.
We are working on obtaining funds to have 1:1 access to iPads in the art room. We are half way there. Projects like the one you saw above are only available for small groups at this time. Please consider donating to our Edbacker Campaign or our Donor's Choose Project. Voting via Sonic's Limeades for Learning a great way to help! Each donation will receive a copy of our SCAN|VIEW|LEARN Fugleflicks QR Code book ($5 value) to print and enjoy with your students. Learn more about the book here.
I'm very privileged to be on the BETA testing team for the Green Screen app from DOINK. Today I tried forcing an interaction between my pre-recorded green screen footage and the drawn animation layered before a solid color field. Here are the pieces:
The app right now works by pulling in any combination of video, images, or live feed on the three layers available. They are made transparent with the chroma filter.
The drawn animation video is created in the DOINK animation app. To time it to the pre-recorded green screen video, I had to plan the way they interacted ahead of time. I used a screenshot of the video (left) imported into DOINK while composing the fairy animation. then I deleted the photo and replaced it with a solid color field that I would "erase" with the chroma filter in the new app. This took a bit of thinking, but it's certainly is worth it!
As an art teacher who loves to infuse technology, I thought I would add STEAM to this STEM lesson by creating fairy evidence via a drawing/animation app on the iPad.
If you decide to draw your fairy in a drawing app instead of DOINK, you would need to save it as a PNG with a transparent background. There is a very convenient app for this called Superimpose (.99) I have been playing with this app to think of new uses for the other tools and stumbled on this idea. I made a silhouette of my fairy drawing by inverting the masking tool and layering black as a background. That sounds hard, but it was just a few clicks, really. I finished off the image in SketchbookX where I added a phrase ala the old iTunes/iPod ads from apple.
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