Using an animated movie that I made, I demonstrate the basics of animation with my original cells, background paintings, and light board. The children learn how persistence of vision makes illusion of motion and animation possible. I show them examples of different types of animation, and applying the basic principles they’ve just learned, help them understand how claymation and animated live action films are made.
Then we take this knowledge and build on it with active demonstrations of time/speed/distance as they apply to animation. With my personal attention and assistance, your students then make their own flip books to take home.
Curriculum: Math: time/speed/distance
Residency Length: 1 day
Materials Fee: None