Creativity and Innovation – Day 5

Stop Animation – Filming Day

What if your project looked like this? This was made with just construction paper (12,000 pieces!!)

We’ll take pictures (you’ll want somewhere between 80 and 100 or more pictures) today – that’s the goal. If you get any further than that, great! But don’t rush creativity!!!

If you do finish taking your pictures, you’ll want to import the pictures into iMovie (or whatever tool you want to use). Here are the brief steps of how you import the pictures to iMovie:

  1. Connect your camera to a laptop and copy them to the desktop (or any other place that you can easily access).
  2. Open iMovie
  3. Create a new project
  4. IMPORTANT: we want to turn off default zoom (Ken Burn effect – Do you remember Ron show this?): Go to File<Project Properties and click the “Timing” tab in the top left corner. In the “Initial Photo Placement” drop-down menu at the bottom of the window, change the option from “Ken Burns” to “Fit in Frame.” If you skip this step you’ll have a zoom effect on every picture you import into your video and it will look terrible for this project!
  5. Now, you are ready to edit your animation!!

Also, remember what we talk about the copyright issue.  If you want to use some background music, make sure that you are not breaking the rule.


For Monday,

  • We will start editing your footages and do recording (if possible). Please play with iMovie before you come to class.

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