More Student Stop Motion

I have been doing stop motion animation with students since 2011, and it has been a lot of fun. I have worked with students in several curricular areas, and also was the advisor of a stop motion club for two years. I have started a playlist (below) of a few of my favorites.

Film Directly to Google Drive

It is very easy to add film of photos directly to your Google drive with an iOS device. I think it is the easiest way for students to share media when working in groups. Follow the steps below.

Download this handout: Film to Drive

Art + Film = Art

This is my second entry about the movie project Sara Arno is undertaking in her class, with my support. To see all of the blog entries for this project, select the Arno Art Project category.

We have spent some time in class discussion about art and social activism, and one of the conversations I found most […]

Film Making Tips

This past week I was helping students with storyboards in preparation for the movies they will be making to try to inspire others, a la Kid President. I found this video by Jeremy Cathey on film making tips that really hit the spot for these 5th graders. Great tips, and very appropriate for their level.

15 Tips For Creating Movies in Your Classroom

1. Select the right project.

2. Keep a curricular focus.

3. Know what you want for the final product.

4. Treat the movie like an essay.

5. Keep the rubric focused on content.

6. Include some technical criteria in the rubric. (lighting, sound, etc.)

7. Have a time constraint.

8. Critique example movies with students, using your rubric.

9. If being don in […]