This instructable is made for my Chinese ESL Low-Mid English Middle school class.
It is the last part of a 4 part project:
1) Creating a dialogue between two people on a topic the teacher has chosen;
2) Transferring the dialogue onto a movie storyboard;
3) Creating their characters and settings for their movie; and
4) Making the stop-motion movie using powerpoint and their phone camera.
I needed to ensure the English was at the correct level and pre-taught some key vocabulary before allowing them to begin this endeavour.
This exercise was used as an alternative to simply creating a dialogue for two people in English. In addition, it was used to create an opportunity for my students to not only be creative but to speak in English during group work, as well as practicing their reading and comprehension skills through this instructable.
This instructable is not only used and presented in class by the teacher, but also as a reference for the students to peruse at home.
Step 1: Getting Ready
- Your characters
- Your background and setting
- Your storyboard
- A digital camera or Phone camera
- Computer with Microsoft Powerpoint 2007
Prepare the background of your film.
Make sure you mark where your camera will be.
You do not want your camera/phone to move.
If there are things that should not move, like a chair, in your film, use tape or glue to make them stay.
I taped my camera onto my set so that it would not move too much.
Step 2: Filming
Make sure you move the characters little by little.
Step 3: Upload your photos
upload (put in) all of the pictures onto your computer.
Make a "new folder" and put all of your pictures into this folder.
Make sure they are in the right order; the first photo you took is first and the last photo you took is last.