These little wire Doodle creatures arrived via FED EX yesterday with a note for me to create a movie by next week. I had asked for this film contest challenge after I learned about it via a tweet from Janine Campbell, art teacher in Michigan. I thought it would be a great time to try using the MyCreate app (a stop-motion animation app) I received from winning the NextVista.org contest last week.
I enjoyed using the MyCreate app for the ability to quickly duplicate a photo in my sequence which significantly reduce my labor, to delete my blurry pictures as I went, and grab-drag to reorder the photos in the timeline as needed. All of these features are missing from the free app we used for stop motion in my classroom this year (iMotion HD). So now, I see the benefits of this paid app.
I did some app smashing for the part of the video where Doodles drew a doodle. It was drawn using Procreate app and exported as a video showing every stroke of the drawing to my camera roll (oh, did I forget to mention this was all made on an iPad?). Then I took a still picture of Doodles holding the pencil and masked out the background in Superimpose app and saved it as a masked PNG. This was then brought into DoInk Animation app over a solid green field of color. I created an animation path as if Doodle was moving the pencil to draw. It was random because I could't view the actual drawing at the time. Then I exported this as a video and brought it into the Green Screen app by DoInk. I layered the pencil animation over the drawing video. The green was eliminated in the app and created the final look of drawing the doodle with a pencil. The whole video was put into iMovie so I could trim reorder the clips and add audio. If you are wondering about my odd voiceover I should admit I looked for inspiration from Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. (Don't know it? It's a Must!)
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
See my post for more info.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT,
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