This YouTube video will help you with the stop motion animation process. "Stop motion is actually a really easy thing that everyone could integrate into their videos. Here, I start out with a broad overview of where you could start..."
Have you every wondered where animation began? Did you know they started as children's toys in the Victorian era? In this video Utah Film Center tells you about the origins of animation and demonstrates how to make two Victorian animation toys--the thaumatrope and the flipbook. For more information or to bring Utah Film Center to your K-12 classroom, please visit www.utahfilmcenter.org/education . Film by Fill It In Productions http://www.fillitinproductions.com/ .
I teach in the Navajo Nation, majority of my students are Navajo. I wanted to create claymations using stop-motion retelling the Coyote stories.
In this video, Adam takes you step by step through the process of creating a cardboard puppet head that you can decorate.
In this video, Adam shows how to make miniature trees out of things you have in your yard or can get for cheap. These can be perfect for your forced perspective movies!
In this video, Sam goes over some of the basic techniques to create the illusion of movement and speed when animating clay in stop motion.
In this activity, learners make a stroboscope--a spinning disk with slits around the edge that you look through. Brief but frequent glimpses of images seen through the slits lead to a surprising result, which teaches learners about vision and the human nervous system. The activity includes three short online videos: Introduction, Step-by-Step Instructions, and What's Going On. Also available: a concept map and a "Going Further" document that suggests variations on this activity.