Stop Motion Animation

Sharron Mountain
Innovation, collaboration and excellence in the teaching of Visual Arts and Media Arts
Animation is truly accessible for students with iPads and BYOD mobile devices. Stop Motion is engaging and a great way to approach every Stage of learning.
Target Audience
Stop Motion Animation can be used as a 21st century learning tool in any classroom and every subject.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

A practical course where you will gain an understanding of how to develop a successful film making program for your classroom and create a stop motion film using animation software and /or iPads on the day. Teachers will be provided with a teaching framework to take back into the classroom. A program outline, visual resources and worksheets will be provided to make this a workable unit in the ICT classroom.
Teachers will work in small groups to develop a narrative, map out a storyboard, create set and characters for their film, learn to use the stop motion software and, finally, explore basic editing, audio and special effects in iMovie. The use of iPad, iPhone and iPod will be incorporated into the course, so teachers should bring their own. All work is on a MAC but these skills are transferable to PC stop motion software.
Also you will learn strategies to manage technology in the classroom.

Audience

Stop Motion Animation can be used as a 21st century learning tool in any classroom and every subject.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Apply a range of simple stop motion animation techniques to any subject. Develop higher order thinking and significance with this easy to apply and engaging technique. Utilise iPads, iPods, mobile devices and laptops to create successful group based projects. Its as easy as downloading an App. from the iTunes store with your iPad.


This course contributes to 5.5 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 29/11/2018 Western Sydney Places available $349 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Introduction and overview

30 minutes

Introduce concepts and examples.
How to set up equipment and options available
Demonstrate Classroom based scenarios
Demonstrate intricacies of the iStop motion Software and equipment required.

Introduce concepts and show examples. How to set up equipment and options available Demonstrate Classroom based scenarios Demonstrate intricacies of the iStop motion Software and equipment required.

1 hour

Preproduction:
Explore a range of film making techniques and filmic language.
Exploring the role of photography and film shots
Explore concept development and storyboarding in groups.
The role and importance of scripting and narrative
Structuring stories with narrative – examples
Demo of sound
Making backdrops and setting the scene
Character development

Production and Post Production

2 hours

Making stop motion film, editing if time permits
Sharing films in Apps.
Using Edmodo to set up class and group sharing of films.

Conclusion, sharing and evaluation

30 minutes

Sharing and uploading films on Edmodo or onto USBs.
Demonstration on exporting film as QuickTime or as individual files.
Evaluation and certificates, equipment pack up.

What To Bring

If you have any of the following devices please bring them along. Sharron will email you individually to check what equipment you have available closer to the course date.
Suggested equipment:
IPad – download iStop Motion 3 app. If you also have an iPhone/Android: iStop Motion remote App. That acts as a remote to the iPad App.
IPod/iPhone: A range of Stop Motion Apps are available from the App. Store, some are free, and worth checking out.
Tripod for your iPhone ( less than ebay $10) essential if using students available devices.
Mac laptop with iStop Motion 2 or 3 installed – trial version available, ensure you have open the software and certified OVER THE INTERNET that you are using a trial version.
If you have a desk lamp bring it along to improve lighting.

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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by Theresa Carlton on 28/02/2018

Thanks for a highly informative, well paced and presented course. Gave me the knowledge and resources to implement at school.

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by Lauren Chock on 28/02/2018

Very helpful and supportive. Learned a lot.

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by Kate Hawes on 28/02/2018

Was a great course to help understand different ways to approach Stop Motion using different technologies, apps and green screen.

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28/02/2018

Was very interesting learning various techniques.

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by Trevor Roe on 28/02/2018

Content was useful and appropriate for course being taught in classes. Catering for the different needs of students, the course showed how to accommodate different students and their needs.

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28/02/2018

Very helpful, relevant and practical.

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by natalie pratt on 28/02/2018

Presenter friendly, approachable and very professional. Identified with varying teaching/learning environments. Provided useful, practical advice – good mix of practical hands-on and theory concepts.

Stop Motion Animation
by natalie pratt on 28/02/2018

Presenter friendly, approachable and very professional. Identified with varying teaching/learning environments. Provided useful, practical advice – good mix of practical hands-on and theory concepts.

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28/02/2018

Great! Thanks Sharron.

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28/02/2018

I learned valuable information and it was good to learn of new apps and technology.

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28/02/2018

I feel that I need a Part 2 to continue and refine and gain more confidence.

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by Phil Jones on 05/04/2016

A very competent presenter. Very interesting. Would be nice if it were longer.

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by Omer Faruk on 05/04/2016

Very experienced, friendly and helpful. Provided many resources and helped answer all our queries. Thank you Sharron.

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by Olimkhon Ikromov on 05/04/2016

Lots of great resources. Introduction to new apps. Awesome presentation.

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by julie mcmullen on 05/04/2016

Good content with general overview, with room for practical hands on learning.

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04/01/2016

It was great to be able to try and use a range of tools and techniques on the day to bring back to school.

Stop Motion Animation
04/01/2016

Very enjoyable and relaxed with plenty of time for hands on work.

Stop Motion Animation
04/01/2016

Excellent handout/resources and presentation.


About the team


Sharron Mountain

Creator

Sharron is a Visual Arts Educator and digital artist. Sharron holds a Bachelor of Arts – Visual Arts and a Diploma in Education – Secondary studies. As an Art Educator, since 1993, Sharron has continued to develop her artistic skills, specializing in alternative digital and photographic mediums. Sharron has been teaching Photoshop, Animation and Photography courses to teachers and students, for over 10 years and has developed vocational Fine Art & iPad Art courses for K to 12 students at Art Club Kids.