Third graders used our class set of styluses, the ipads, and an animation app called Doink to create these amazing animations. They drew their original alien in four running poses (download my handout here) using the onion skinning technique then animated their drawing sequence across the stage in a composition entering left and exiting right. This was then exported as a quicktime movie and emailed to me to gather. Take a look at all the drawing steps and learning that happened along the way.
I collected the first group of aliens from 3-3 and made them into this movie below.
3-1 was very rushed at the end trying to get them turned in before class ended and the ipads had to be returned. But they still made some adorable animations. See below.
3-2 finished their alien animations on Wednesday. Take a look at Aliens on the Loose! below
3-4 had some visiting art teacher superheroes from SD 46 come to the rescue. It took all 7 art teachers to help this group (far behind on the project) finish the last two drawings and go through all the other necessary steps for animating, converting, and emailing their pieces in to me. Thank you! Watch their Alien Race below.
Below is a tutorial that shows the drawing steps for creating the effect of running as well as the composition steps that make the running alien come in from the left of screen and exit right.
Thank you Doink for featuring this project on your Doink Blog!