Fugleflick filmmakers are currently working on a movie about movement in art. As they worked on the storyboard they decided to create a movie that had many special effects. For example they said they wanted a thought bubble to appear over video with video inside it with white in the background of the bubble. When we looked at the Green Screen app by DoInk we found it could do everything we needed to create the effect.
This animation was made by importing the video into a DoInk animation app, following the movement of their hands with lines from frame to frame, then matching up the drawn animation and the green screen video (with chroma filter applied over a white background) in the Green Screen app by DoInk. The key to making this work is that you can use a "shared folder" between the two apps so that you can maintain your transparency around your drawing as you layer your work. I'm amazed at the results and the problem-solving my 5th graders undergo as they invent these video effects.
Since our fugleflick is about showing movement on a 2D plane, the above animation was a must for our story. The 5th grade filmmakers animated a still image using the doInk animation app over an image of paper. Then drew motion lines following the movement over the video in the same app. This video was then added to a background image of paper on a table using the Green Screen App by doInk. Yes, that was a lot of steps, but figuring out how to make magic happen is part of effective storytelling.
This video effect required tons of planning and imagination. There is actually more to it in the real movie than what you see here. It began with filming the dance and capturing a still moment from the very beginning. Then, the freeze frame was drawn frame by frame and saved as a movie using the DoInk Animation app. This was all piece together in layers using the green screen app by doInk. This 10sec effect took about an hour of planning and work.
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