I drew my learning mascot and placed her on this Calm Down poster for my classroom. When you scan the QR code using EyeJack app she comes to life dancing to Taylor Swift's song, Calm Down. This was made using free apps (drawn in Keynote, set to music in iMovie, and augmented in EyeJack app Creator). You can try it yourself or have a print made from my image using Artsonia (make sure you designate Dryden for Artsonia's 20% classroom donation). Here is what she looks like when you scan her.
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:
A little tiny hand written chapter book by second grader Sofia was presented to me (Mrs. Fuglestad) one day in early February. I LOVED it. It was so full of visual imagery and imagination that I thought it would be the perfect story to try to animate with a technique I've seen but never tried, paper cut stop motion. I talked to Sofia and she recruited Lindsay to meet with me during lunch recess to design, color, cut, animate, narrate, and edit this fanciful story. After 6 weeks we are happy to present, Strange Magic below or here.
Our edbacker.com campaign is quickly coming to an end and we have raised enough money for one and a half iPads. That's wonderful but we can't buy a half of an iPad. Please help us raise the final $200 by making any size donation. All donors will receive our Fugleflicks QR code printable book as a thank you gift. Plus, if you give $50 I will create a piece of art for you from any photo you send me. There are other perks listed as well.
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Some characters from my favorite Christmas classics (and other random people) wanted to share a word of encouragement with you in the movie above. Take a quick look:)
Made completely on my iPad. Thanks to my husband from some voice acting.
Have you seen these movies yet? Here is a quiz about the 10 images above.
1. Which movie is set during the civil war based on a book by Louisa May Alcott?
2. Which movie features a Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?
3. Which movie had to carry on a sham involving home cooking?
4. Which movie had a serenade from Ernie and Bert?
5. Which movie is not holiday themed?
6. Which movie is the original version of White Christmas?
7. Which movie is the original version of "You've Got Mail?"
8. Which above movie starred Gary Cooper?
9. Which above movie starred Robert Mitchum?
10. Which movie had three Christmas hauntings?
Students gave a voice to their clay bears as they explain (using bear puns) how they were created. These were made with Funny Movie Maker and iMovie on the iPads while students worked on their artists statements on Artsonia.
See my previous post to learn why these are my Grandbaby bears.
Download my lesson here.
See the gallery of finished clay bears on Artsonia. Don't forget to write encouraging comments for the artists.
The movie above was made with iPads. We REALLY want to create on iPads and are half way to our goal of 1:1 iPads in the art room. You can help. Donate to one of our two iPad campaigns found on our Fuglefunding page or click on a link below.
Dryden students and I thank you!
Donor's Choose iPad project
Edbacker iPad Campaign
Listen to my students' thank you message.
Our Fugleflick Filmmakers just finished recording an original song about the art concept of illustrations. This was stage one of the movie-making process. Now they will work on creating a storyboard, draw animations on our iPads using DOINK, film before green screen, and edit all their work together in iMovie. Keep checking back to see their progress. It's an adorable song. Listen to their recording below on Audioboo.
I've been playing with the animation app called Doink and combining it with green screen FX in iMovie. Below is a short video showing a layered animation over still images.
There are SO many possibilities for this technique.
I created this tutorial showing the iPad steps for making an animation in Doink, the steps I went through to use that animation as a video layer in iMovie over still images and video. See below or at this link.
View my other post/tutorial called, The Aliens Have Landed, about how to make aliens run using Doink.
You can view my students' video all strung together in iMovie at the link above as well.
You may be interested in viewing my post that shares some tricks for using green screen with animation created in Keynote.
These tutorials show how to create our award winning Fugleflick, Careers in Art. This video was selected as the best student video of 2011 in the NextVista.org student contests.
You may also be interested in trying Rotoscoping on the iPads.
This is the technique that helped us put STEAM in the McGraw-Hill Stemie Awards and $5000 in our school's bank account!
View a bunch more ideas for Creating on iPads on my page dedicated to this topic here.
UPDATE: Carol shared her green screen + Doink animation with me below:
I was asked today about some movie making tricks. The best way to answer is to show in video. I thought I'd post these so that if anyone else wants to see these they can too. (These are .swf files so if you're looking from a mobile apple device, sorry-won't work)
1. How to make the black outlines in Careers in Art Fugleflick video:
2. How to get started using green screen effects: http://www.screencast.com/t/baYVTXwrZ
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