I was fortunate enough to be chosen to present at the Massachusetts Art Education Association 2014 conference this year. It was hosted by Mass Art in Boston, MA on November 8 & 9.
Besides presenting I also helped organize a bit of the event, which included the hospitality bags (I like to call them swag bags) and the door prizes.
For my presentation, I shared what I have learned this past year while teaching my six graders how to create stop motion animation with ipads. The process has changed a significant amount since last year when I presented on it at the National Art Education Conference in San Diego.d
Here’s a bulleted list of what I learned:
- It’s easier to animate things that are laying flat on the table. Work with gravity, not against it (Check out my prezi to see my current FREE set up)
- There are lots of resources online. I like PBS Learning Media & Animation Chefs. (Check out this Drive folder for all the resources I use. And check back often, because I continually add to it as I find things)
- Give the students plenty of time to play around and understand how many photos are needed for a smooth animation.
- Stop Motion Studio Pro is a great all in one app. You have access to all the basics needed for animation (onion skin & adjusting the FPS being the major 2), as well as sound effects, music, and the ability to record. Check out the free version to get a taste for the app.
Check out the resource page I shared with participants to get all the details, AND look below to see the awesome videos that were made in my hands-on session!