Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rule of Thirds

Rule of thirds from Jayne Whitelock on Vimeo.

In our classes learned about, and continually use, the rule of thirds. Here is a video tutorial explaining the rule of thirds. Photography, animation, film, painting, printmaking, drawing: the rule of thirds applies to all!

BLM Art Contest!

In 2012, the BLM is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the General Land Office and the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act. As part of the commemoration, Kyle Sullivan created an interactive timeline on American History and the role that public lands played in developing our country. The timeline is tied to state education standards for history, geography, economics, reading and writing. In conjunction with the timeline, the BLM, the Public Lands Foundation and the Center of the American West will host a juried art contest for Colorado high school students.

The art contest is open to all art, including but not limited to: animation, sculpture, painting, drawing, dance, photography and graphic design. The art will be judged in three categories with each first place winner receiving $500 cash. Winning entries will be displayed at the General Land Office Symposium/Student Congress in Boulder, CO, Sept. 11-14. Winning entries will also be featured on BLM Colorado’s website.

Information about the art contest and entry forms can be found:
The deadline for submitting entries to the art contest is May 31, 2012.

Kyle Sullivan will be visiting our classes to go over this exciting contest and project!

Drawn Stop Motion - Music Video

Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo.

Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - Chalk animated music video directed by Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg.

Music available from Spunk Records

Another great Phil Hansen artwork

Storyboard Tutorial by Carleton Torpin

Chapter 2 - Storyboarding from Carleton Torpin on Vimeo.

Stop Motion Animation Requirements

1. At least 30 seconds of completely edited animation.

2. A complete and well thought out background/set.

3. Props.

4. Minimum of one developed character.

5. Plot/Theme/Climax/Storyline.

6. Voice over and/or sound effects.

7. At least three different shot angles (close up, panning, long shot, etc.)

8. Craftsmanship - Well-made characters, set, props. No "shaking"/movement in the movie. Smooth editing. Interesting story. Overall - BEST EFFORT.

9. Ending credits.

You will be graded on your individual effort as well as the final group project. Every person should be participating cooperatively. It's all about the teamwork! This should be loads of fun! Let's get started!

Making of 2011 a stop motion odyssey

Making of 2011 a stop-motion odyssey from Simon Gesrel on Vimeo.

Animation Tutorial by Carleton Torpin

Chapter 6 - Stop-Motion Animation from Carleton Torpin on Vimeo.

Coffee or Not - Dear Moon (animation)

Coffee or Not - Dear Moon (Official Video Clip) from PIKABOO on Vimeo.

Notice the animators creating the set in the beginning. As the animation progresses you are drawn into the story and the characters. Dissect the animation: What materials did they use to create the set and props? What is the storyline? Is symbolism used and how?

The video below is a time-lapse of how the video was created:

Coffee or Not - Dear Moon (Making of) from PIKABOO on Vimeo.