Students in my sculpture class designed these movies from the ground up. This project involved designing the characters and set, creating the story, directing the movie, and putting all of the photos together.
10+ sessions; 40 minutes per session
1. SWBAT identify the steps in creating a movie.
2. SWBAT sketch a character and then build the character out of modeling clay.
3. SWBAT use a digital device to photograph movie stills.
4. SWBAT create a movie using Windows Movie Maker.
1. Armature wire
2. Tin foil
3. Modeling clay (doesn't dry)
5. Other sculpting/collage materials (tissue paper, toothpicks, foam, etc.)
6. Digital device to take photographs
7. Computer with Windows Movie Maker
Day 1: Pass out worksheet to have students begin designing their character and movie. (I had mine work in groups...some groups had two people some had as many as four. Each person was required to create a character for the movie.)
Day 2-4: Students create their characters by building a skeleton out of armature wire. Cover the skeleton with tinfoil to create some bulk, and then cover with the modeling clay.
Day 5-9: Students build the back drops for their movies. (Some of mine created two different backdrops. This also includes any props.)
Day 10-12: Students now photograph their movie. They place the characters in position and then take a picture. They move each character a very small amount, take another picture, etc. etc. (My students used my digital DSLR camera, an iPad and a Kindle Fire HDX to photograph their movies.)
Day 13: Students upload all of their pictures into Windows Movie Maker. Change the length of all pictures to be .3 seconds (adjust as needed to make the movie slower or faster). Students can add a title and credits to their movies as well.