Archive for the “Animoto” Category
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19 06 2010
Our claymation is not really about one subject, but we made it about some funny subjects like ghost bananas and people fighting over nothing. One of our claymations was about a person who ate a banana and threw it onto the road after he finished eating it and left. A few minutes later, a random person on a skate-car accidentally runs it over, loses control and crashes into a nearby tree. He wakes up as the road killed banana transforms into an evil ghost banana and calls his buddies to attack the guy and kill him. Then, five years later, the guy who threw the banana comes back to the scene and sees the same banana as before 5 years and has a flashback of the incident. Suddenly, the banana peel transforms into the feared ghost banana and scares the guy as he attacks. Watch our movie to find out what happens next!
We came up with the idea one day when one of our partners, Joe, said he wanted to do a movie including bananas. Then, Jessica said ‘how about a movie about an evil ghost banana attacking random people that cross its path!
We got our ideas just from the ghost banana, really. We made it up like a guy ate a banana, and threw the peel and someone should cross his evil path in a funny way and taste his delicious wrath!
Our team was a perfect group, except for one kid who helped with NOTHING in our group except for the idea. That’s about it. I moved the clay to make it look realistic. Jessica clicked the mouse button and told me if my hand was in the way or if I made the guy move to much. Austin moved the camera to fit the correct position and told Jessica when to or when not to click. Some benefits of working in a team is that you don’t have to rush to move the clay, run to adjust the camera, and then scurry to click and then do it over and over!
I enjoyed moving the clay and playing with it and when we had to wait for Mr. Goldstein to come to our group, I played around with the clay and made a fake bad guy to fight.
I did not find anything challenging except for telling one person in our group to DO HIS WORK!!! This was challenging because he would always be obstinent and ignore us and watch us work hard.
If I did this project again, I would make sure we had a new non-lazy partner that did his work and adjust my audio recordings because I sounded weird in the film.
18 06 2010
Our Claymation is about a snake that eats a rat and then lays eggs. My group and I discussed what we could do and we deiced we should make it about a snake that lays eggs. Then we decided it would be cool if the snake eats a rat. We just finished because we had to start all over, because someone stole our clay used in our Claymation. Our first Claymation worked perfectly and everyone worked together. The benefits are that the Claymation turned out really good and that we worked really hard on it. Well one major problem is that one of are group members got suspended for four days and another thing is that are clay got stolen and smashed together. One of are problems got solved because the student apologized and was able to come back within two days. I enjoyed the fact that my group and I found a project we enjoy and we saw are video come together which was really cool. The thing that was most challenging was that everyday we would have to fix the clay and the camera so the background wouldn’t look different everyday. I think our video went well because when we finished the video looked very well and looked really realistic. Well since our clay got destroyed we had to start over but when we redid our Claymation I left the camera in the same place everyday so we don’t have to spend twenty minutes everyday trying to put it in the same place.
17 06 2010
Our claymation is about a life of a snake that has a hunger problem and ends up eating a rat and lays eggs. We just randomly thought about a snakes hunger problem, and as days passed by we got better ideas such as the snake getting babies. We got these ideas because it was getting boring so we tried to develop it and we came up with these ideas. We worked together pretty well the benefits is that if you do it alone you wont get so far but if you work together you can complete more in less time. The main problem that we encountered was that we could all not agree on each others ideas, but we just saw what most people liked and went for the idea.
Our claymation is about a snake that lays eggs. The snake also eats a rat. The eggs hatch and baby snakes come out.
We came up with our claymaton by just playing with the clay and forming stuff. Once we formed grass and a sky we thought we should make a snake. Then we just built on from that.
Will we worked we started to add on to our first idea. We figured out what would look good on our set and made the snake. Then we thought we shoud make the snake eat something so we made a rat. The benefits of working as a team was that everyone had ideas and we could have a lot of choices to chose from. The only problems we had was sometimes we had arguments on what we should do. We solved these problems by finding our what was the best idea.
I enjoyed working with the clay on this project. It was fun to be creative and use the clay to make different things. My group made the whole set our of clay and it was really fun.
I found putting the camera back in the same spot and getting the same shot difficult. We had to move the camera a lot every day to try to get it back in the same spot every time. We would have to zoom in and out so we could get the same shot. It was also difficult because setting up the camera took about 10 minutes to do so we had less time to work on the claymation.
I think making everything in the claymation move shot by shot went well. The snake looked like an actual snake when it moved. We made the snakes and the rat move good.
I would improve on setting the camera up every day. I would improve this because setting it up every day was difficult and took up a lot of time.
I would like to add that this project took a lot of time and effort. Are claymation got stolen so we had to start all over and do it again. This was challenging to make the same set over again. Besides that the claymation was a fun project.