..and other Individual Rotoscope Animation Ideas
One of the super cool things about Do Ink Animation and Drawing app is that you can pull in photos or videos and draw over them. Drawing over each frame of a video is a technique called Rotoscope Animation. You probably have seen this technique in the famous music video from the 80's A-Ha's Take Me On. I also LOVE this music video and song by Andrew Huang, Every Night I Dream of Dancing, which is a rotoscope collaboration using 30 artists crowdsourced through the internet.
I tried many ways to instruct my students to create rotoscope animations collaboratively, but I've yet to have them create their own...until now. I think I've come up with some ideas that can make this project manageable for very little people.
One of the ways I love to integrate technology is by extending physical art creation with a digital element. This idea relies heavily on both physical art and digital manipulation since it begins with drawing and ends with animation. Here are the results below:
Exploring collaboration, creativity, body language, storytelling, and theme
5-1 has been begging me to do the mannequin challenge for months. I kept putting it off until today, their last day of art class at Dryden. We watched this how to video, chose a theme (the teacher isn't looking), rehearsed, then filmed in one long take this amazing scene. Great job 5th graders! What a creative way to practice group collaborations!
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