On this second sub day we went out to the courtyard to begin filming about thirty mintues into the class. After about forty minutes of trying to get tripods and cameras to work with the set up outside, we failed and decided to come back inside to try next time. We spent the rest of the class watching stop motions on youtube that were similar to ours because we had little time left to film.
Stop motion pitch is on Juan’s blog, i’ll be working with Juan and Komail.
What is stop motion?
stop motion is an animation technique used to make objects seem that they’re moving on their own.
What are the different categories or types of stop motion?
Clay Animation- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzDJQoUdTuk
Paper Animation- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2aqli5Z4E
Toy Animation- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaaitgKbr8k
What are some examples of motion graphics made for tv or the silver screen?
What are motion graphics?
Motion graphics are a big series of graphics images used to give the illusion of motion
What are motion graphics used for?
Motion graphics are used to add narrative and energy to the video. It’s used to put the message along side the video.
Examples of motion graphics made for TV
Motion graphics are most used in commercials because they have a special way of displaying the idea or message of the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzSmNJ92Cxw – Izze Commercial, this is more cartoonish and is all animation rather than text or other graphics on top of film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OgzT-sQ45w&feature=fvwp&NR=1 – Honda Commercial, uses lots of animations but is laid on top of film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFvLuiGlm4 – MTV Commercial, this would still be animation but it does look a little more realistic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no5dS4WNI50 – this commercial or ad uses text over film to display the idea or details of what they are advertising
Simpler Motion Graphics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMFKdb1Ecbk&feature=fvwp&NR=1 – MTV Transition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oi0IdLcOm4&feature=fvwp&NR=1 -MTV Transition
In this project Austin Juan and I made a How To Video. Before we began planning we had to do some research, so we watched some videos from youtube to get some inspiration.
We watched some on how to be something, and also some on how to make something but we saw none on how to accomplish something. So, we decided to make a how to survive school video.
After we went through the normal process of planning a video, we made a storyboard and script. When making the script we tried to keep everything short, simple, and funny to keep our viewers interested.
We decided we would make our video sort of a parody of a Bear Grylls video. To do this planned to do a following movement with the camera and have austin, our main character, talk to the camera.
Also when filming we also had trouble being able to do a one take video because every morning we tried to film the vending machine was being refilled. Because of this we just decided to film in parts.
So, this is what we did. We followed the script and our camera plan exactly as we’d planned, which doesn’t happen often.
Our overall outcome of the video was really good, the only problem we could see with the video was the noise in the background.
The process of making the video was really fun and we enjoyed doing because there wasn’t many problems.
Hello Viewers this Beaver Stove
Uaaaahh I’m in the academic wilderness, trying to survive for just one day. Right now I’m in Westchester, home of the rabid teenager.
Frist things first, i need to find a source of food. I havnt eaten for three minutes and my health levels are becoming critically low.
I have some change on me, maybe thats enough or a snack
Now, vending machines are very rare creatures in an environment like this. Theres roughly only 1 or maybe even 2 in the whole school.
Ok were scouting for our food this may take a while …
*Whisper* Look at it. It’s just around the corner and from my perspective its loaded with goodies. i’m going to slowly creep up on it and watch out for any other predators. I have to make sure the vending machine is mine.
Ok i made it to the prey, cameraman look take a shot of the delightful Rice Crispies and oh sweet baby jesus they have Hot Cheetos.
Wait no.. the vending machine is off *Slides hand down glass* *excessive amount of tears like he’s soaked in his own tears kind of tears*
I don’t know what ill do but for right now it’s almost next period and i need to finish my god awful geometry homework.
I don’t know what these triangles mean but maybe i can make a paper airplane out of this homework and send a rescue note.
Ok my airplane is done you can that i made the point very sharp for maximum aerodynamic flying. Lets throw it.. *throws airplane* *airplane seems like its flying but then in reality in flew for 2 feet*
Well that was a waste of my time ..
Now for surviving high school you’ll need a set of specific materials in order to survive. #1. You’ll need a pencil and paper #2. Some music if and only if the adult species allows you to listen to it and #3. food.
Now for me, I’ve yet to find food so ill just have to wait for lunch
Ughh that was just disgusting I could’ve sworn that lasagna had a beating heart.
Well It’s almost the end of the day and my mom made dumplings and biscuits….time for a tea party.
Oh and perfect timing my transportation has arrived. Now ill teach you how to survive bus rides.
Till’ next time fellow viewers this is Beaver Stove
THIS IS MIRANDA, AUSTIN, AND JUAN’S SCRIPT