8th grade students created Stykz animations during Media Workshop. The music was provided, royalty free, by Kevin MacLeod at www.incompetech.com.
7th grade students used the macro function during photography to get extremely close-up on a variety of objects. Students then put their most successful images in Photoshop and edited a variety of elements, including the color, contrast and other effects.
Five 8th grade students created this animated film for Adobe Youth Voices. The film was awarded the silver award in the narrative category by a professional jury in the Aspire Awards 2012. The students wrote the script, created storyboards, created the construction paper artwork, photographed and directed the stop-motion animation, edited the piece in Adobe Premiere Elements, and produced the soundtrack in Garageband.
Here is their artist statement:
Thousands of children in Africa are abducted into war every year by corrupt soldier militias. These child soldiers are placed into extremely violent situations and girls are frequently abused and forced into unimaginably heinous acts. We felt we could most greatly help children forced into warfare by publicizing a story that has been repeated throughout the world far too many times. The intention for this piece is to educate other teenage children like ourselves as well as adults who may be unaware of these atrocities.
This showcase features student work created during Technology classes and after school clubs. The logo image above changes periodically. Logos were created by 8th grade students in Photoshop. Please leave comments! Students love feedback on their work.
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