ERIC Number: ED310429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Serendipity in Paperdoll Animation: Low Budget Methods for a Children's Workshop.
Edwards, Emily D.
Part of a larger project to design a production curriculum and measure the impact of this production activity on children's writing, visual thinking, and problem solving skills, a project developed an effective but inexpensive video for use in teaching animation processes to students at the elementary school level. The project used "cutout" or paperdoll animation--a simplfied form of cartooning that allows the same drawing to be used over and over--to dramatize a short script (an adaptation of a Scottish fairy tale, substituting aliens from outer space for fairies), and the animation was filmed on 8mm film. Audio production involved the taping of character voices and other story sounds. Both the film and the audio were then transferred to video tape for editing. The project took six weeks to complete, and had a total budget of $200. A showing of the first edit was well-received by a sample audience (five children ages 9-12), who were curious about how the video was made and interested in making one of their own. (One table of data is included, and 17 references are attached.) (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (72nd, Washington, DC, August 10-13, 1989).