My app smash journey:
Grab my resources and get started:
OR better yet download the prepared green screen file while on your iPad and open it in the GS app by Do Ink. It's all ready for you to add the subject on the middle layer.
Snow Globe Effect
This snow globe effect is a fun way to teach transparency, animation, and layering with green screen. Students can add a still image, animation, pre-recorded or live video to their globe. I was inspired by the Green Screen Maker Space Book by Todd Burleson (lesson 6). I downloaded the image suggested and began trying to figure out a way to turn the project into a video with a layer of snow. I go through all the steps in this app smash in the tutorial below or here.
Snow Globe Tutorial from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.
My app smash journey:
Grab my resources and get started:
Download my video below and import it into the top layer of the Green Screen App by Do Ink. Use the mask tool to make the center of the globe semi-transparent (see step 6 above). Then download my white image here. Import this into the bottom layer. Now you're ready to add a still, animation, or live video to the center layer.
Creativity Prompts: (to make this a lesson)
See this post from Terri Eichholz prompting students to consider what it would be like if you lived inside a snowglobe (as seen in the short film, Bumbleville.) See this post too.
11/22/2017 04:05:48 pm
I cannot figure out how to download the video. Can you help?
11/23/2017 09:22:21 am
Hi Mary Jane,
11/23/2017 06:55:06 pm
You rock! Thank you so much. We are hoping to have so much fun with this.
12/1/2017 08:59:42 am
Thank you so much for sharing this! How do I make it longer in DoInk? I have tried copy and paste, but I must not be pressing the right buttons. SO ADORABLE!
12/3/2017 03:10:26 pm
There is a way to copy and paste when you click the video a space lifts up and reveals a copy and paste choice. Scroll to the end of the clip and paste it again,
12/3/2017 03:32:11 pm
Is there a way to add a Christmas background!
12/5/2017 12:14:25 pm
You can switch out the plain while color I put on the bottom layer with any image from your iPad camera roll.
12/10/2017 08:29:16 am
Thank you so much for sharing this. I saw this idea on doinkapps but couldn't figure out how they created it. So kind of you to share! Hope I can create the same with my students!
12/12/2017 05:59:15 pm
Thank you so much for your snow globe effects post. I love it! I have 21 kindergarten students and I would like to create one long video with each student getting time in the snow globe. Do you know if that's possible.
12/14/2017 04:04:23 pm
12/19/2017 09:59:20 pm
Wow! You blow me away with your creativeness and clever ways of creating art digitally. I love art myself... I was an art major a life time ago... Then, I decided I needed to eat. So, changed my major and went on with Liberal Studies which turned into teaching (which I had always wanted to do since I was little). Anyway, I continue to do minor art projects at home and with my students. In fact, last year, my class successfully completed a STEAM project. I created a video on that. If your interested, I will be posting on my coming website w/ #CUEIEC. Happy Holidays!!! Keep cooking such Aaahhh May Zzzing projects! 🙋🏻💕👍🏼
12/5/2018 02:36:54 pm
I can’t download the resources. 😥😥😥
12/10/2018 05:11:18 pm
I uploaded a movie (animated gif) that shows how you click on the file while on an iPad and open it in the Green Screen app.
12/3/2019 03:13:11 pm
Thank you so much for sharing!
12/4/2019 11:05:16 am
Thank you! Did this with my 3rd graders yesterday and highlighted one on morning announcements today. They LOVE it. :) And they're going to make my windows pop. ;)
12/4/2019 05:36:02 pm
Hi Trish, when I click the share button on my iPad after downloading the file it doesn’t show the Do Ink app. I can’t even get the file to move to the camera roll either. I can download it to my drive but nothing more. Can you help me? I even tried it on my iPhone with no luck.
12/5/2019 10:23:50 am
I had the exact same thing happen.
12/6/2019 12:09:58 pm
The new iOS is working differently than it used to. I had to do a work around and put the GS doink file on by dropbox or google drive. Then, when I open the Green Screen app I chose "import a project" and navigate to the file. Hope this works.
12/6/2019 12:11:05 pm
So, here is my work-a-round. The new iOS is working differently than it used to. I put the GS doink file on by dropbox or google drive. Then, when I open the Green Screen app I chose "import a project" and navigate to the file. Hope this works.
12/9/2019 05:35:28 pm
Thanks Tricia, it worked using import a project.
12/16/2019 11:16:45 am
12/16/2019 06:33:12 pm
Today I tried to import a project from my dropbox on an older iPad and found it was sluggish. It didn't work the first try. I tried again, held the button longer (wished to heaven) then it worked.
12/16/2019 06:52:34 pm
Truth! Haha! I'm positive my phone is newer! And I'm so glad you made the tutorial. Because I bought all the apps and was able to make the whole thing and email it to myself. I signed onto the iPad and opened the file and was able to download it. Crazy right. I'll have to sign onto every iPad I want to use the file on I think and download it that same way. I thought it might be a fun way for my school to announce a snow day online if some of the kids made them in advance.
12/19/2019 04:36:23 pm
I finally got it to work!!! This was a great introduction to green screen for my 4th graders. Thank you for all of your work.
1/14/2020 05:21:28 pm
Yeah! so glad
1/14/2020 05:22:10 pm
Awesome! Looking forward to it :)
2/10/2020 12:02:04 pm
This is amazing!! Do you have any other projects you've done on doink that you'd share so we could just import and use?
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