A Peek into our Animator Badge

Our homeschool group is following the DIY Club format and the kids are earning DIY.org badges. Our September badge was Animator.

We used the Animation Curriculum provided by the Academy of Motion Pictures. Our first week we made Flipbooks.  We watched a number of videos showing the kids the history of animation from it’s inception. Here are some supplementary activities you can do if you do this with your kids.

Flipbooks

 

Our second week, we worked on storyboarding. I used some activities from the Academy of Motion Pictures curriculum to put together a lesson.  Then we let them get started with making their backgrounds and set up their animation studios.

Storyboarding

They all completed various stop motion projects using WeVideo Chrome extension which is a free app that we used on the library’s Chrome books.

Overall, I think it was a successful experience for all!

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