After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and give examples of stop motion animation
  • create their own stop motion animation


Your task is to create a short stop-motion film about any subject you like.
You may work in pairs or individually to complete this project. The outcome
should be as professional as possible. Familiarize yourself with recent
award-winning stop motion films to get an idea of the quality of work being
done. Also ensure that you pay close attention to the marking guide so you
know exactly what you need to do/include to gain maximum marks.

Your animation should be between 30 seconds to 1 minute long. You must include at least one character. It need not be a humanoid, in fact, it might be more interesting if you use an inanimate object instead, but overall you should be able to demonstrate a range of
animation principles and timing with your project.


Camera, Iphone

Objects/Clay/Toys etc…


Photoshop: Tattoo


Students will gain an understanding of the basic functioning of Photoshop
be able to edit images to meet a specific purpose. They will  gain experience with the Photoshop’s 3D tools as well as various image editing tools such as Hue/Saturation, Gaussian Blur, Layer Style, and create a custom image that includes a 3D model.


This lesson uses a variety of Photoshop tools to take an image of a celebrity (or of the student) and add in fake tattoos. Students begin with a photograph and give it tattoos using such Photoshop tools as the Move tool, Transform Scale, Layer Blending Mode, Gaussian Blur, Transform Warp, Layer Opacity, Color Range, Layer Visibility, the Eraser and Brush tools, and adjusting the foreground color. The lessons ends by having students place tattoos on themselves. They will turn in the assignment (before and after) into their blog page.


Tattoo Instructions

Google Classroom

Introduction to After Effects CC


Gain a working understanding of the After Effects User Interface and the art of Motion Graphics.


Work through the provided course on to learn the basic fundamentals of After Effects CC by adding animation to text and syncing to music.

Turn In:

Post screen snips at least every other day to your blog as you progress through the course. Give a summary of work completed since last blog post.


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Flipbook Animation


Students will depict movement using simple flipbook techniques and will be able to
define basic animation vocabulary: persistence of vision, registration, key frames, and


​You will design a simple 24 page flip book, that shows fluidity of motion and attention to detail.  Use the resources below to help you understand the medium.  The drawings do not have to be complicated, but the final version should be done in pen and in color!

1.  Add a title and your name to the front of the flipbook.
2.  Decide on the “story” you will tell in the flipbook – there should be a beginning, a middle and an ending
3.  Number the pages somewhere on the page.
4.  You may start your drawings in rough draft in pencil, BUT they must be finished in pen and in color.
5.  When you have completed your flipbook, you will take a movie – close-up, to show how your flipbook works.  Be sure that the movie is clear and it shows your flipbook in the best light.



How to Make a Flipbook

Making a Flip Book Animal-YouTube

Doing the Walk-Animation Technique YouTube


Elements of Design


I can Identify the elements of design

I can analyze and discuss the use and meanings of colors within color theory

I will…create a poster that demonstrates the use of the elements of art


Students will take notes during instructor lead presentation of the Principles of Art & Design.

Students model their master of the Principles of Art and Design by creating a re-imagining of a book cover, movie poster or album cover.


Principles of Design 01- Powerpoint

Principles of Design 01- Guided Notes

 Priniciples of Design GD posters

 Principles of Design- Identification in Movie Posters

84 Common graphic design terms you should know

12 Principles of Animation


Review the elements and principles of design and the 12 Principles of Animation.


Work through teacher led discussion over the eight elements and eight principles of design and discuss how the impact animation. Identify and act out the 12 principles of animation.

Turn In:

The students will take notes and create a blog post. Define each element and principle, give a graphical representation of each and explain the example you chose.
Create a new post on your blog that contains a definition, video example, and explanation of how the video clip you chose represents each of the 12 principles of animation.


12 Principles of Animation Notes (1-5)

12 Principles of Animation PowerPoint

Styles of Animation Notes

Animating Our World

The 12 Principles of Animation thru Disney

The Illusion of Life

Understand Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation by Creative Blog 

5A Princples of AAVTC Blogs

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