Hey Everyone, the wiki I created for my claymation unit entitled "The Origins of Animation" is now live!
You can visit is here: http://originsofanimation.wikispaces.com/
This unit is designed to take learners from the beginnings of animation to the pinnacle of today’s animation processes. Students will begin by learning about, and (according to age group) create, Victorian motion toys such as thaumatropes, zoetropes, and flipbooks. Students will develop their own character and write a short story about this character. They will next develop a storyboard about the story, design sets, props, and even the character. Next, middle and high school aged students will learn about how to plan out shots, control lighting, and will shoot their own stop motion movies. Finally, these older students will learn how to take their images from the camera and use Windows Movie Maker to use their still images alongside royalty free music to create a finished stop motion film.
Check it out, and let me know what you think!
I hope you set out to create some animation in your own classrooms!