Welcome to the stop motion joke blog! In this lesson we will be exploring the expressive qualities of stop motion filming. Learning that will occur in this lesson will include story board planning and actual use of computer program Imovie to create a stop motion clip. Students will learn and discuss how different mediums can be used with the stop motion technique to most effectively communicate a humorous narrative. With this project, we will emphasize how a clear narrative can be expressed through the use of visual language.
Students used a variety of methods and materials to ad interest and humor to thier stop motion animation film. Above is an image of Jenna drawing part of what will be in their stop motion film. They used the wipe board, markers, and acted out some parts as well.
Lisa, Missy, and Mercedes group were very creative in using their photo room to thier advantage. They problem solved their idea of having stuffed animals fall from the sky by filming birds eye view and laying their objects on the ground.
When the 3M group discovered their camera could not capture the whole scene they had to rethink thier placement. Useing a magnetic board the 3M group was able to successfully create their stop motion film. They really took environment, setting, mood and humor into consideration when creating their film. In each frame they slightly moved each rain drop that created a really fluid outcome when they put it together.
Nanett, Brigid, and Taylor's group also worked on a lot of problem solving skills. Nanett used tape and a tripod to ensure steady camera handling skills. This worked well for them as they communicated through each frame being taken.
All being fibers majors, Nanett, Brigid, and Taylor picked a relatable senario and added fun humor by pulling large objects out of the fibers scrap basket. They created a backdrop for a better delivery of thier humor.
Jenna, Kaylin, and Kelly created a structure to work in that fit their camera frame. Each frame was captured in birds eye view and because the camera never moved it transferred to film very nicely. They created a door in there structure to better deliver their story.
They chose food, a relatable subject matter, as thier primary source material. They also chose a relatable narrative of a party scene. Adding interesting sound effects and a narrative to go along with the film made it easy for viewers to follow along. Giving human qualities to food was creative and presented their humor well.
Each group successfully put together a stop motion film using iMovie. They reviewed each frame and made necessary changes and edits to enhance fluidity. Each group uploaded their films onto YouTube which are published in this site under student comments. We watched all the films as a class while enjoying popcorn, each student had a chance to be a judge to determine how well a film met the expectation of the rubric.
The fibers group had difficulty with perspective in their frames. Taylor used her prior knowledge of photoshop to help repair the films structure, movement, and delivery of humor.