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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Typographic Manipulative Stop-Motion Animation

Created on February 21, 2014 by CaptureCreativity

Using cut-out letters as manipulatives, students create 3 second, 30 frame (10 frames-per-second) stop-motion animations!

23 Keeps, 8 Likes, 1 Comments

10 sessions; 60 minutes per session

SWBAT use a series of photographic images to create an animation.

1. Printer
2. Camera
3. Computer (to create final animations)

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DAYS 1-3
—Explain and show examples of stop-motion animation.
—Assign or have students choose a word to animate. (Our district has character traits that were used.)
—Students create a 10fps breakdown sketch of their animation idea. (From incomplete word to complete.)

DAYS 4-6
—Students cut out letters/words (printed out by you) for final animations.
—Students practice simulation/mock frame-by-frame animations (without camera) to practice final.

DAYS 7-9
—Students shoot final animations in rotations.
—Teacher uses Photoshop or other editor to sting together photos to create final animation.

Final animations:
Stop-motion studio:


Digital, Photography

Math, Technology

  • CaptivArting 09/12/2019 at 09:48am
    With cell phone tripods, I wonder if this project could be done using students’ cell phones, saving the images into Google Drive and importing them into the Stop Motion Studio?