Students in 7th and 8th grades worked both in Technology classes and put in many extra hours after school to complete stop-motion animations for the Adobe Youth Voices program. Below you will find the animation as well as the group's artist statement for their project. Enjoy!
Bamboo artist statement: "We care about endangered animals, such as the pandas in our animation. We felt it was important to show people the importance of protecting these species. People need to think of other animals, other than themselves. Humans are destroying the habitats of animals for human purposes, not thinking of the animals who live in the habitats. The more we destroy, the more species disappear. This piece is intended for everyone, everyone who feels like they cannot do anything to help the animals. Working together made our project go smoothly and we think we have demonstrated the importance of our cause."
Color artist statement: "Creativity is very important to make your life colorful and interesting, and if you don’t have it your world is “black and white”. We chose this topic because we felt like there was so much stress recently with tests and getting into high school that a lot of people didn’t have time to do the creative things they love best. We wanted to show that creativity is important to live. Our audience was mainly people from age 12-18 who are developing their talents and working on balancing their lives. We think our animation is successful in demonstrating how creativity can color your world."
Honeybee artist statement: "We wanted to convey to the audience the hardship the honeybees have to face, and what we could do to help. We chose this topic because it was important and we thought it would be interesting to animate. Our audience that we wanted to convey this to was the whole world, honey bees aren’t confined to one country. The decimating population of the honeybee affects the entire world."
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.
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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