The graduating 8th graders from the class of 2012 created this tour of Burley School using stop-motion photography animation. The tour was completed over the course of many months as students worked in small teams to cover a segment of the building. Thousands of photographs were taken in total and ultimately the project was compiled into an animation with Adobe Premiere.
8th grade students from the class of 2012 worked on a variety of animation projects throughout the school year. This is a compilation edited together by 2 students featuring work from everyone in both 8th grade classrooms. Different techniques and software tools were used, including: stop-motion photography, Stykz, Keynote, and Animation-ish.
8th grade students created Stykz animations during Media Workshop. The music was provided, royalty free, by Kevin MacLeod at www.incompetech.com.
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.
Inspired by Ms. Ahmed and a poem by Langston Hughes, room 201 8th grade students collaboratively created this media poem for the Adobe Youth Voices program.
Students wrote poems in groups and then created a single poem of highlights chosen as a class. Next, students found (Creative Commons) images on Flickr, added effects in Photoshop Elements, and added the text of their own line in the poem. Two students then recorded everyone speaking their line, created original music in Garageband, and finally combined all of the elements into one media piece using Premiere Elements.
Here is their artist statement:
Inspired by the poem of the same name by Langston Hughes, we created our own dream for the future. We each added a line and our voice, choosing the one line that truly expresses our greatest hopes. We then chose an image to represent our line, added text and made a few changes to the images in Photoshop. Our audience is students like ourselves, as well as the adults we encounter in the world so that they know that we, the youth, have a peaceful dream for the future.
Photography Club had their first chance at using the cameras. The objective was to shoot photographs around the school grounds that would be visually interesting, but that the viewer may not have ever seen or noticed before.
A 90-second retelling of the 2007 Newbery Medal Winner "The Higher Power of Lucky" written by Susan Patron. The piece was produced by students in 7th (class of 2012) and 8th (class of 2013) grades. This film is a part of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival curated by author James Kennedy. For more information, visit his website.
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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