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Nicole Emmons

Nicole Emmons

Let’s Animate! Learn to Create a Short Animated Film

Discipline: Visual arts

Grade Levels: High school - introductory, proficient, accomplished

Number of sequential sessions in lesson plan: 6

Curriculum Summary

Create a short animated film on your phone!

Skills covered will include an introduction to all of the following: research and development, scriptwriting, storyboarding, cinematography, production, design (set and prop decoration and design), character development, directing, animating, and editing.

Materials Needed: Dedicated space to work for the entire six weeks. Needs at least three feet square of table space, and this area will probably need to stay set up between classes.

Working cell phone with video capturing capability and a decent amount of memory. Ability to download free software that is 150mb.

Software: Stop Motion Studio (there are both free and paid versions - we are using the free version with this course, but if you want to purchase the “pro” version, it is $5 for iPhone and Android, and $10 for computer. It comes with enhanced features). Software link:

Oklahoma Academic Standards Addressed

VA.P.1: Utilize a variety of ideas and subject matter in creation of original works of art.
VA.CHP.1: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context
to deepen understanding.
VA. ARCM.1: Perceive, analyze, interpret, and evaluate artistic work.
VA. CP.2: Practice and refine techniques and skills related to visual arts.
VA.CP.3: Make creative choices and practice individual expression in application of
concepts, language, techniques, and skills.
VA. P.1: Use various media, supplies, and tools in an appropriate and safe manner in
the creation of original visual artworks.
III. VA.CP.1.1: Visualize and hypothesize to generate art that could complete a

Curriculum Sessions