I feel a little bit silly for not realizing this earlier, but the DoInk Animation App is a perfect tool for creating rotoscope animations on your own. You can bring in video clips into the drawing, create a layer over the drawing, set how many frames per second, and start drawing over the frames until you created an amazing animation. This is WAY easier than the collaborative animations I wrote about in previous posts (here and here) however it requires about 10 drawing per second which means students will have to exercise patience. Or, you can still make it a collaboration by passing the iPad around the room and letting each student take a break from their other art making experiences to contribute a drawing to the group rotoscope.
Take a quick look through my tutorial below to help you get started on rotoscoping.
Combine DoInk Animation and Green Screen Apps:
Okay, if that wasn't cool enough, how about combining the original video footage with the drawn rotoscope using the green screen app. Hint: original video needs to be in front of a green screen or solid color not in the figure. DoInk animation app is integrated into the Green Screen App so you can save your rotoscope in the DoInk data format in the animation app (I use the shared folder choice) and pull it in to a layer on the GS app.
Animated Superhero silhouettes! Why not? They are a great way to tie in character education and creative writing in your art lesson. We already talked about making superhero silhouettes using Keynote in this past post which includes great resources for helping your students brainstorm ideas.
And I also demonstrated how you can now make silhouettes on the iPad using Superimpose app in this post where you will find a video tutorial that shows exactly the simple steps to make the silhouette effect. Why not make it animated using the Green Screen app by DoInk with an animated radial design from Kaleidoscope Drawing Pad app (free)? The first thing I would have students do is create a radial design in this app and save it as movie to the camera role. Then they would need to pose in front of green screen in their superhero pose. These two items would be needed to make the following effects using Superimpose to create a silhouette (and maybe an inverse of the silhouette if they rather try it that way). I showed both effects below. Then layering the silhouette with the chroma filter to erase the green and reveal the animation from the layer below (see my screenshot below).
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