Welcome to the ANIMATION STATION, where ideas come to life one frame at a time. Students in this course work towards developing skills in STOP MOTION ANIMATION, while documenting the progress of their own short film through the completion of their own INSTRUCTABLES.
Step 1: COURSE OUTLINE
Remember..... Term work is worth 70% of your final mark, and being productive during the term will make your culminating activity a breeze.
Step 2: INSTRUCTABLES
SIMPLE or SERIOUS?
You'll need to write 10 simple ones during the semester, but at some point you'll need to put forth a little extra effort and write something serious.
Here is a great example of a SIMPLE instructable:
Converting a JPEG to a PNG
Here is a great example of a SERIOUS Instructable.
Easy, Cheap, Animated Cartoon in 10 Minutes
Here is a great example of a SATIRICAL Instructable:
Instructables Bathroom Fix
Here's an example of a great Instructable with a little room for improvement:
How to make a 9 Doll from the movie
Make sure to check the CALENDAR to stay on track with production.
Step 3: WHERE TO START?
There are millions of possibilities of instructables that you could write. Yours may be similar to one that has already been written. If so, try to make it better, or add something original to it.
You might want to read this before you start:
How to write an Instructable
Step 4: EVALUATION
5 of your evaluations will be self-assessments. You will submit marks for each assessment category and complete the reflection box at the bottom of the evaluation page.
You should answer the following questions in your reflection:
1. What obstacles did you encounter in the completion of the project?
2. How did you use problem solving skills during your project completion?
3. What part of your project are you most satisfied with?
4. What would you do differently next time?
The remaining evaluations will be be completed by the teacher, in which case, feedback will be provided in the feedback box at the bottom of the evaluation page.
* Because your instructables are infinitely editable, you always have the opportunity to improve your mark on each project.*
Step 5: POINTS SYSTEM
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Step 6: CALENDAR
10 - simple instructables
1 - Serious instructable
2 - Presentations
1 - Two minute Short Film
1 - Film related instructable