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North Park Montessori
SOME COMMENTS FROM OUR STUDENTS AT NORTH PARK:
When doing the stop motion animation “Yellow”, I learned how much work went in to making something that was less then 20 seconds long, and how much you have to communicate with the group you’re working with. It took many hours of finding an idea, putting a story line on paper, creating everything we needed, and recording for just a snippet of animation. But once I saw it up and playing with all the other videos from all around the world, I knew in that moment, it was all worth it. I’m so glad I got this opportunity to experience the complicated, but fun, stop motion animation process and to be a part of a world wide stop motion animation project. – Emily
The students who participated in the animation got a wide array of different skills from the experience. They learned the basics of stop-motion animation, they developed a sense of how important teamwork is, and most of all, they realized that patience is the best virtue you can have when working with stop-motion.
The students reacted to the animations from around the world very positively. After doing their own project, they could really appreciate the time and effort it takes to make something like that. All the different ways of expressing creativity on video was the most fun to observe.
When I first began creating stop-animation I had no idea what to expect and what I was getting myself into. The student I worked with explained how the controls worked so thoroughly it stuck. I was never one to enjoy art or crafts but working with the clay for our animation – I quite enjoyed it. I perfected my skill on working with others, and listening to others opinions, as well as putting my opinion out there. In 7th grade I helped the 6th graders with their animation this was a lot different from what I was used to. Instead of learning more I was actually teaching. It was a different experience being the one everyone asked questions to. Though it was different I don’t regret doing it and am thankful that I was given this opportunity. When Mrs. Zack showed us animations from other kids around the world. It blew my mind. Kids were so creative and talented. Including my fellow classmates.-Nicole
I learned how to storyboard and turn ideas into moving pictures. Now I kind of know what it’s like to make an animated feature like Toy Story. – Oscar