Thursday, May 07, 2009
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Flight of the Butterfly
made (in 10 minutes!) by Ms. Dube's 6th graders at school 12 in Troy, NY.
this was a warm-up exercise. stay tuned for Metaphorical Volcanoes!!!!
with help from andrew, branda, & brandon of Media Alliance
Monday, February 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Whats a Chicane?
Do you know what a chicane is?
This 24 second Streetfilms stop-animation can show you almost as fast as I can describe it. A chicane is a sequence of tight curves in a roadway used to slow cars. Sidewalk extensions jog from one side of a street to the other to create a circuitous route. Literally, the word chicane comes from the German word schikane, meaning harassment.
Animation by Elizabeth Press
Monday, December 03, 2007
Holiday Animation Camp Was a Blast...
In case you are reading this and weren't there, on December 2, 2007 we had a great one-day animation crash course at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Participants young and old came together in North Troy from different parts of the capital region to learn the magic of stop-motion... do-it-yourself - style.
We started with a quick media literacy lesson - talking about the ever-presence of media messaging and advertising, and watching some examples of youth-produced media. Then we split into three groups and made our short animations -
from the brainstorm...
pic coming soon
to the actual "moving and clicking" using laptops and framethief
The theme for the animations was "What Really Matters for the Holidays?" ... and here are the wonderful animations:
Miracle in the Mall
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The Short Story of Four Strange Friends
Gangsta Bill & Business Frank
This is a short little experiment produced at the SeeTV BeTV workshop at the Sanctuary for Independent Media Workshop.
It's about Gangsta Bill, who ecapes from an asylum, and Business Frank, who escapes from his office job.Â Both characters meet up with the Naked Cowboy in Times Square for a photo shootÂ
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Gelsey & Neil
Friday, May 04, 2007
A Family Portrait by Chelsea & Vickie Kereszi
Watch the Video
A family unites and reunites on a cross country journey.
Friday, March 16, 2007
this is one intro for the Youth Video Exchange show on MNN Youth Channel
the show is comprised entirely of videos that have been exchanged over the internet through the Youth Video Exchange Network.Â This is a groundbreaking project networking youth-serving community access stations across the country.
found object animation.
a good example of everydaytournement.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
A Short Robot Story
Saturday, February 24, 2007
First Animation Crash Course a success!!
heres a silly little clip of me before the workshop.
First, we showed some animations on the projector from these great people: eatpes.com, leobridlefilms.co.uk, and meerkatmedia.org. That gave everyone a little bit of an idea of where we were coming from, in terms of using objects and collage materials and translating wacky ideas into the language of stop-motion. We also shared the amazing resource that is Framethief - its a mac-based little free app. that allows you to capture frames from a digital camera and export them into a quicktime movie.
Then together as a big group, we created a character. The character ended up being a street musician/dancer that was a robot. Then we split into two groups - each with the challenge of animating a short story about this robot. Watch what we made here. Some people made backgrounds; some made moving objects; and others made the robot. Then we all came together to improvise a couple scenes. It was lots of fun.
So - THANKS to all participants!!!! We PROMISE to do more of this type of thing... maybe at the Allied Media Conference in June 07 in Detroit.
Here is a copy of the handout for the workshop:
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Alma and The Fire
Here's another short animation by our awesome students at BWCCS in Brooklyn, NY. In this piece, Alma cares about her family and is sad to find out that her house has caught on fire whilst she was playing in a soccer game!
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
A Frog is a Frog
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Global Good War
Saturday, January 27, 2007
How Mosquitoes Came To Be
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
The Reublicans Are Coming
In The Car
The Courtship of the Birdman
Mike Burke for President
There is an amazing person - Mike Burke. There is a great band - Parts and Labor. They wrote a song called 'Mike Burke for President' and we created this animation to highlight just how great Mike Burke is. Guest appearances: Judith Miller, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Ahmed Chalabi. By Elizabeth Press & Andrew Lynn (2004)