Photography + Creativity

I would love to figure out to incorporate these images into my digital film or media class.

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So Much to Learn

I am starting a unit on Stop Motion with Grade 7 students and I am finding so many resources to use. I wish I had the time to review all the resources and organize the project into an age appropriate timeline for the students and myself. Even as I write this post I keep changing the order as I find more information.

Cathy Hunt is an art teacher whose post on her  iPad Art Teacher blog, So You’re Starting to Think about Animation, was extremely well done and very helpful to me.

Another helpful blog, My Kids Adventure, the post, How to Make a Stop Motion Video With Your Kids: LEGO Style, was also informative and laid out sequentially.

Through my Google search and the sidetracking that always occurs I came across a site,
20 Different Types of Animation Techniques and Styles that explained, with examples, some of the information that I was looking for.

The I was sidetrack to a video about “The Making of Animation” by Archie Eka that I now will go back and add to my presentation for my students. It explains the PreProduction, Production and Post Production which reinforces what I have already taught them about film making.

So as 1 video leads to another…

Here is an amazing example of a stop motion music video, In Your Arms by Kina Grannis

and the best part is they did a How It’s Made Video which is incredible and so helpful for my students to see the work that needs to go into the creation of an amazing piece of art.

Here are a few of the cool blogs, videos, and tutorial that I found:

A Complete Guide for Stop-Motion Animation in the Art Room by Alecia Eggers Kaczmarek

Mini Matisse’s Blog

How to Double Yourself in a picture/video using panoramic settings:

So 8 hours later I have a 70 minute lesson done. Ugh! Where does the time go?

Found this post, Animation Basics 101, but have not had time to research it yet, looks promising from Ted Ed Blog.

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Animated Walk Compilation

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Jaguar TV, Tuesday Segment, Dec. 12

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Emojify the Holidays

While I do not consider this coding it does introduce the basic concepts of coding and it was fun to create my emoji.

Made with Code, Google wants to “… inspire teen girls to see that code can help them pursue their passions, whatever they may be, then hopefully they will begin to contribute their voices to the field of technology for the benefit of us all.” (About)

Emojify the Holidays allows you to drag and drop layers to create your own emoji. I was able to select all the options letting my creative side shine thru. I then screenshoot the image, saved it and can now do as I like with the image.


You can also see the code used to create the emoji but cannot modify it.

// Welcome to the code viewer.

// Here you can see an indication of what your Blockly project might look like when written in code.
Emoji (
  Setting = “Snowy Mountains”
  Character (
    Design = “Aaliyah”
  Layers = [
    Eyes (
      Design = “Dizzy”
      X = 50
      Y = 45
    Mouth (
      Design = “Silly”
      X = 50
      Y = 70
    Accessories (
      Design = “Santa Hat”
      X = 40
      Y = 25
    Accessories (
      Design = “Pixel Phone”
      X = 25
      Y = 90
    Accessories (
      Design = “Wrapped Gift”
      X = 75
      Y = 90
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Walking Animation

Now that they have mastered the beginning techniques we learned to animate a walking person or in some cases a carrot. We need to use the same techniques arc, timing, spacing, squash and stretch and volume into new poses; Contact Passing, Up and Down.

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Jaguar TV, Tuesday Segment, Dec. 5

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