"Quiet On The Set" - Making Animated Short Movies
Young scholars apply the use of technology to the art of making movies. During this studying experience, middle school students create their own "stop action animation" movie using Microsoft Paint and Windows Movie Maker.
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Dreamworks Animation Character Design
Dive into animation creation using Dreamworks® animated films. Compare and contrast characters, wonder and ponder why the plot is so important, and think of background and themes as your creativity unrolls onto paper.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review LIDAR: Mapping with Lasers
We would be lost without maps! How are they made? Introduce junior topographers to LIDAR technology with a fascinating activity. Set up a mock city, then have learners operate a laser measure to determine the shape of the landscape using...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Water Pollution Cleanup
How do scientists determine the best method for removing pollutants from our water sources? Environmental scholars experiment with pollution clean-up options to discover which are the most cost-effective, fastest, and most thorough....
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cinematography and Film/Video Production #3
And that's a wrap! This final activity in a series about cinematography and film/video puts class members in full production mode. With over 20 activities, young cinematographers can film, edit, create movies, and organize news clips.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Filmmaker's Army
The movies and television shows we enjoy always look effortlessly professional, but the truth is, the work involved in film production is anything but effortless. A thorough video on film production explains the departments below the...
10 mins 8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Animation Basics: The Art of Timing and Spacing
What distinguishes the visual rhythm of a golf, rubber, beach, and bowling ball? Explore the two fundamental principles—timing and spacing—of animation, as well as a variety of other features to consider when discussing the overall...
7 mins 7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inside the Ant Colony
Step into the amazing world of ants as this video explores the surprisingly complex social structure that makes up the foundation of every ant colony. The truly amazing ability of these tiny creatures to share information without any...
5 mins 7th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Project: Make it Rain
6 mins 6th - Higher Ed Technology & Engineering
Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of Motion
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable