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Animationinvestigation Candice Christania Alvina sitio 8.3

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Unit Question:

How can we entertain 2-6 years olds using simple

animation?

Design Brief :

The children are bored with the new movies, all cartoons and books. They want something new. Do you think you can entertain a toddler with nothing but a camera and play dough?

Time Allowed:

1 quarter

Unit objectives:

Come up with a visually entertaining short film that will capture the attentions of young children, explore different camera techniques, color choices and music to achieve your goal and evaluate and justify the choice you’ve made based on entertaining it is.

Areas of Interaction: Sunday, December 11, 2011

Human ingenuity


Introduction

The goal is to entertain the young children by an animation, which we will be making in the create stage. To make this animation, me and my partner need to remember that this animation should be interesting so it could capture young children’ attention. The models will be made from play dough.

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Specification Title

Specification and why

Testing

Material

For this project, we will use a software, i-stop motion to help us making the animation. For the models, we’re going to use play dough.

Because we are not quite familiar with this software, we are going to have a research about the software.

Time

Sunday, December 11, 2011

We will remind ourselves It will be done in 8 weeks or by taking notes about before then. our progress in a journal or using stickies.


Title

Specification and why

Testing

Cost

For the play dough, which we will be using for the models, is going We can ask the teacher if to be provided by the school. In it’s going to be provided that case, we don’t need to by the school or not. spend any

Target Audience

Both of us are going to search for famous The animation is for the young animations around young children. The animation should be children and see what we interesting and capture attention. think would be good in the animation and what would not be good.

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Title

Specification and why

Testing

Purpose

The young children are bored with their toys and movies, yet they want something new. The goal is to entertain them using this animation.

We will look for animations that are famous around young children.

Function

The function of this animation is to entertain the young children. The animation should be interesting and capture attention so the children are not going to be easily bored.

We will interview some elementary students in our school, asking what kind of cartoon they like and etc.

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Title

Specification and why

Testing

Aesthetics

Because we’re making the animation for young children, this animation should be interesting, colorful, creative and probably funny.

In the design stage, we will try to make the storyboard interesting and creative. And in progress, we will try to add modifications.

Durability

If this animation is going to be put We just need to put into in my USB, it’s going to last forever. my USB.

Safety

In the create stage, we T h i s a n i m a t i o n s h o u l d b e will check the animation appropriate and will not include again and if there is any violence or horror. elements that are violent, we will try to erase it.

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Questions We will interview an elementary student from SWA and Candice’s sister, which is also in elementary school. What kind of cartoon do you like? A: I like the Smurfs. B: I like eeyore and Courage the Cowardly Dog. What is your favorite toy? A: I like a doll. B: I like my eeyore doll. What kind of cartoon do you want to create? Do you want it to be an animal or a person? AB: If I make an animation, I will have both animal and a person in the animation but in cartoon drawing. Sunday, December 11, 2011


There are some points to remember to use i-stop motion software, such as these followings: 1. Decide on a background. It doesn’t have to move or complicated 2. Use simple motion. You can simply draw an object, take a picture, erase it and draw it in a new spot so motion is simulated 3. Vary the speed of the objects. Avoid having objects moving at the same time. 4. Vary the camera angle. 5. Tell a story.

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Example of an animation http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=pXf2iJpAZBY

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Work cited

Mr. Bean Animation:

"Mr Bean Animation: Goldfish - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast

Yourself. Web. 13 Nov. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXf2iJpAZBY>.

Tips in using i-stop motion:

"Nine Creative Techniques for Stop Motion Animation." Storm

The Castle -Creativity, Epic Fantasy, Classical Guitar, Video Game Making, Writing, Dioramas, Terrariums, and More. Web. 07 Nov. 2011. <http:// www.stormthecastle.com/stop-motion-animation/Nine-creative-techniques-for-stop-motion-animation.htm>.

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DESIGN - ANIMATION Alvina Sitio Candice Christania 8.3

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STORYBOARD Visual Starts with a black background for a few seconds. It fades, then shows the title of the animation and our names. It goes black again.

In the second scene, it shows the sun (showing itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day) and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be fade transition. Then, we will show a background that shows a street with trees surrounds the street. Sunday, December 11, 2011

Text

Audio

The title and our names are We will insert a music from going to be separated. Either garage band. The music is not they would leave the scene going to be so loud. from right or left.


STORYBOARD Visual The third scene, it introduces a few characters, which are a rooster, a hen and some chicks walking on a street in a line. We will use front and side views. In the fourth scene and on the same street, two ducks and a few ducklings walk in a line. We will use front and side views. Sunday, December 11, 2011

Text

Audio


Visual In this scene, both animals will pasing by on the same street. They both greet to one another and walk again. When they greet, it shows the rooster’s face first while raising its wing, then it shows the duck’s face while doing the same action. In the sixth scene, we show both animals from back view while they’re leaving.

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Text

Audio


Visual

Then it shows the sun, and fades to black background.

On the next scene, it shows the full-moon.

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Text

Audio


Visual

It shows the rooster’s family getting ready to sleep. And the duck’s family on the a river, also getting ready to sleep.

On the next scene, it shows the full-moon.

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Text

Audio


Visual The  beginning  starts   with  a  black  screen.   And  slowly  the  title  of   the  animation  (if  we   have  one)  appears.   Then  it  fades  slowly. A  bouncing  ball   appears.  The   background  is  SWA’s   playground.  Then  a  girl   with  a  doll  in  her   hands  appears.  With  a   doll  in  her  hand,  she   start  to  bounce  the  ball   with  her  other  hand. Sunday, December 11, 2011

Text

Audio

The  text  will  be  in   white  color.

Sound  effects  will  be   added.


Visual

Text

An  animal  appears  and   it  took  the  ball  from   her.  She  cried,  but  then   the  animal  felt  sorry   for  her  and  asked  for   her  forgiveness.  Then   they  play  with  the  ball   together  and  chase   each  other.   Then  the  screen  fades   to  black.    

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Audio

Sound  effects  will  be   added.

Credits  (Our  names,   The  title  of  the  movie)

We’re  not  sure  if  we   want  to  add  a  song  in   the  credits.


PLAN

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Gantt Chart

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Step By Step 1.) Creating the characters from play dough

2.) Drawing the backgrounds

3.) Making the animation

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4.) Editing


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ✦

Could it be followed by someone else?

A: Yes, I think it can be followed by someone else. By using the step by step, I’ve already put some pictures to support and explain it well, yet I typed some descriptions. ✦

Have I used all the resources that are available to me?

A: Yes I did. I asked some of my friends that have some experience in using I-stop motion and I asked for tips how to use it. ✦

Was the plan detailed enough and why?

A: I think the plan is detailed but not really detailed. I got confused on what activity I could put in the gantt chart and for the step by step, I think it is quite detail because I’ve put some pictures to support what I will do.

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WORK CITED I stop motion picture

"Google

Images." Google. Web. 19 Nov. 2011. <http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1>.

Crayon picture

"Google Images." Google. Web.

19 Nov. 2011. <http://www.google.com/imgres?start=80>.

Play dough picture

"Google Images."

Google. Web. 19 Nov. 2011. <http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1>.

A background done by crayons

"Google Images." Google. Web. 19 Nov. 2011. <http://

www.google.com/imgres?start=80>.

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CREATE Candice Christania 8.3

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I used I-Stop Motion to create the animation

First, I used play dough to create the models then, I made the backgrounds with the colored papers.

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EVALUATION Candice Christania G8.3

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EVALUATING MY PERFORMANCE AT EACH STAGE OF DESIGN CYCLE Investigation: The initial task was to create an animation to entertain elementary students in SWA. Among all stages, the investigation stage was quite simple. The hardest thing to do was to find someone to interview that suits to our client and interview them on their spare time. Design: Among all stages, it was quite complicated and difficult. We had to come up with two storyboards and each one of us made one. Unfortunately, my partner’s storyboard was too short and we thought that it was going to be less than two minutes if we choose that storyboard. Mine was quite long but I think the storyboard is unclear; what the story was about. But in the end, we chose my storyboard, “The Chickens and Ducks’ Story.” I personally think it was a good storyboard, not too childish.

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EVALUATING MY PERFORMANCE AT EACH STAGE OF DESIGN CYCLE Plan: This was the easiest stage. Originally my plan was not accurate and it didn’t go the way it was written on the gantt chart. But I think that we managed to finish the animation in time. Create: Among all design cycle stages, I personally consider this stage to be the hardest. We encountered a lot problems, such as; making the models look realistic, working with cameras then trying different angles and editing. I think the animation is great but there are few things that I’m personally unsatisfied about, like for the pictures. Some of them move too quick and some of them move too slow. I really think I could improve that. Evaluation: This stage is also the easiest stage. I think I’ve already written what’s good about our project and what could have been done.

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Title

testing

Material

Because we are not quite familiar with this software, we are going to have a research about the software.

Time

Sunday, December 11, 2011

We will remind ourselves by taking notes about our progress in a journal or using stickies.

successful or not

why

Yes

We finished the a n i m a t i o n successfully although there might be a few weaknesses.

Yes

We completed the animation on time.


Title

testing

Cost

We can ask the teacher if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be provided by the school or not.

Target audience

Both of us are going to search for famous animations around young children and see what we think would be good in the animation and what would not be good.

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successful or not

why

Yes

We completed the animation and the models are included. The models were made from play dough.

Yes/No

I think the animation suits for e l e m e n t a r y students but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not really sure whether they would like it or not.


Title

testing

Purpose

We will look for animations that are famous around young children.

Function

We will interview some elementary students in our school, asking what kind of cartoon they like and etc.

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successful or not

why

Yes/No

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not really sure whether it would entertain the e l e m e n t a r y students.

Yes/No

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not really sure whether it would entertain the e l e m e n t a r y students.


Title

testing

Aesthetics

In the design stage, we will try to make the storyboard interesting and creative. And in progress, we will try to add modifications.

Durability

We just need to put into my USB.

Safety

In the create stage, we will check the animation again and if there is any elements that are violent, we will try to erase it.

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successful or not

why

Yes

I think the aesthetics are great and there are a lot of colors involved.

Yes

It will last as long as I want to because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve uploaded it and saved it in my friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s USB.

Yes

There was no violence involved in this animation.


Title

testing

Aesthetics

In the design stage, we will try to make the storyboard interesting and creative. And in progress, we will try to add modifications.

Durability

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We just need to put into my USB.

successful or not

why

Yes

I think the aesthetics are great and there are a lot of colors involved.

Yes

It will last as long as I want to because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve uploaded it and saved it in my friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s USB.


SUCCESSFUL POINTS

Aesthetics: The models were colorful and they really stood out. The background pictures are also great and colorful. Duration: The duration of the animation is two minutes and it was our goal from the start.

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LEAST SUCCESSFUL POINTS

Quality: I personally think the camera we were using is not really good and some parts in the animation were either too fast or too slow.

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CLIENT PEER TO PEER

Do Yeon: The models are great. Jenny: It is appropriate for elementary students to watch and it means you have met your goal.

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IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCT

If we are going to make an animation again, I think I would use another type of camera but edit it with the same software that I used. Also, I will be paying attention to the amount of pictures I will be taking so it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too quick or too slow.

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THE IMPACT TO THE SOCIETY

If young children watch this animation, it could entertain them for at least two minutes but they could watch this repeatedly and forget what they are supposed to do with that time.

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THE IMPACT TO ENVIRONMENT

In the process of making the animation, we used colored papers to create the backgrounds, which means they would have to cut down more trees to provide the materials. Also, when I was using my laptop camera, I had to charge the laptop to keep it running.

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Candice Christania IT Animation Investigation-Evaluation