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DESIGN
Unit Title: Stop Motion Animation
Duration: 8/10 Weeks


Design Context:
Stop motion animation is an animation technique used to makes static objects appear as if they were
moving. The objects are brought to life by breaking up the figure's motion into increments and filming one
frame of film per increment. Modern technology means we can bring the world around us to life in an
almost infinite amount of creative ways. Students are to plan, organise and create an original short
animation that brings inanimate objects to life and supplements the learning objectives of the middle school
community at BBIS with a positive message.






















Global Context:
Identities and relationships :
Personal and cultural expression :
Fairness and development :
Inquiry Questions:
Factual Questions : What is your educational message?
Conceptual Questions : How will you convey this message? Humour? Colour?
Debatable Questions : The importance of visual learning
Key Concepts:
Communication, Creativity
Culture, Development

Related Concepts: Students will
Adaptation, Evaluation, Invention, Resources

MYP Statement of Inquiry:
Explore various uses of multimedia, materials and objects while developing and editing a stop motion movie.
How can I design, plan and create suitable stop motion animation to supplement the educational objectives of the Middle
School community at BBIS?

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Assessment:
Criteria Content/Tasks
Inquiring and Analysing

Add all your work to your digital portfolio (Weebly).
Use print screen to document all your work

1. Write a Design Context in your own words describe the design situation.

2. Brainstorm (Make a list) what information you will need to research to make a stop frame
animation. Prioritise each item as primary and secondary importance

3. A. Review at least 3 of the previous grades completed stop frame animations Create a
storyboard for the following students work using the provided template. What worked well?
What didnt work so well? Create a series of design specifications for them.

B. Watch and evaluate at least 3 other stop frame animations on the internet. List the key
features and points of the them.

4. Write a paragraph describing what your message will be. Why have you chosen it? What
imagery will your animation include? What interests you about it?

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Developing Ideas

1. Compile a Tips list based on your research Design Specifications this must include a list
of points that you want your animation to be judged on.

2. Develop 3 storyboards for your idea Initial ideas questions/facts can you use to
summarise this topic so that you can feedback to other people on the subject. Demonstrate
a range of ideas. Entertaining, informative, creative, materials

3. Create a detailed story board for your final idea.

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Creating the Solution

1. What are the steps to create your animation? Gather materials background information to to
make your animation. This could include background images, props, music and narration
audio. Create a story board for your idea

(You must create a folder in your user area for your documentary and put all files that relate
to it in there. Background images, music, narration audio, filmed footage/ this is very
important for the editing process)

2. Start making and editing your animation. This is the most important part of the process.
Design is about decision making, start to think carefully about what youre trying to say?
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3. Remember what your message will be? Make sure you clip contains all of the parts listed
below. Make sure the sound can be heard and any music you include isnt too loud. The
animation will between 1 to 2 minutes long. You must include screen grabs of your progress

a. Hand in a first draft of your animation We will all review this as a class. (See Google
Docs)

b. Continue editing your animation based on the feedback you have been given.

c. You must export your movie file into a compressed Mpeg video file. Do not submit the
movie maker file

4. Present and discuss your final animation to the class


Evaluating

1. a. How do you know that your message got across, what questions would you ask people
to find out if they understood?
b. Using your design specifications. Have you met your design specification? Develop a
survey that asks people to rate your animations against your design specifications. Each
design specifications must be rate between 1- 8. Why? Give reasons?

2. Summarise your feedback from 1.b above. Based on this feedback provide at least five
recommendations on how this film could be improved or developed. What would you do
differently next time?
3. Summarise your feedback from part 1.a above.
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Key Personal & Social Skills

Students are respectful of all teaching staff and each other. They respect the working environment. They are
committed to learning with few absences, are punctual and work is completed as requested. They work
consistently and have ongoing work to represent their ideas during and at the end of the project. They
develop the ability to reflect on the work they have completed.

List of task outcomes Work to be included on site/folder

Design context
Brainstorm on what is needed to make an animation
Research/comments/storyboards on animations and previous grades work
Description of chosen message
Design specifications/Tips list
3 Storyboards on initial ideas
Detailed Story board on final idea Include images and notes
Steps to create your film
Continuous screen grabs of design/editing process. (very import)
Explanation of changes made to first draft animation based on feedback
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Final animation
Evaluation Self and peer

Main elements to animation - (Evaluation check list Does the final animation contain the following)

A storyline
A message
Materials Creative use of materials
Characters
Backgrounds? Props? creative use of
Music /audio / sound effects / narration

Resources:
http://www.skillshare.com/classes/film-and-video/Mini-Class-Stop-Motion-Videos-Create-Animate/953751123
http://mashable.com/2013/05/13/best-vine-users/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzCWfdwSRfQ
http://laughingsquid.com/a-girl-named-elastika-a-stop-motion-animation-made-using-rubber-bands-and-
thumbtacks/
http://www.creativebloq.com/netmag/how-use-storytelling-7116904
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbN-jKqNBwk#t=15
http://stopthinkmake.com/140230/1298899/home/conceptual-work
http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliapugachevsky/most-remarkable-stop-motion-vines-of-2013
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/10/doodles-that-incorporate-everyday-objects-javier-perez/
http://brockdavis.tumblr.com/
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/04/refreshment-the-art-of-perpetual-evaporation/
http://seenive.com/v/951565252795961344
http://seenive.com/v/1013550185064079360
http://seenive.com/v/949386053335273472
http://seenive.com/v/990710091391156224
http://offliberty.com/
http://en.share-tube.eu/


Examples of previous student work:
https://vimeo.com/album/2893800
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoUdvStTzrX8lnAB_kEaFF3a3gul1ifKp
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoUdvStTzrX-RR-IXBb9DIYnPAJoLnz3K
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDjOwyWa23k&list=PLoUdvStTzrX8YxYT_F9RKvuYoNcY1FktG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGYZTcEC0HA&list=PLoUdvStTzrX8i2aK3McJ3_son4eZbMqoF



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BERLIN BRANDENBURG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Design Assessment Criteria
Unit __Stop Frame Animation_______ Grade ______9________ Student __________________________
Inquiring and Analysing Developing Ideas Creating the Solution Evaluating
1. Comprehensively written design context
2.Comprehensive brainstorm of what
information you will need to research to
make a animation. Prioritise each item as
primary and secondary importance

3. Comprehensive review and storyboards of
existing animations
4. A comprehensive description of your
message.

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1. Comprehensive Tips list based on your research 8 or
more Design Specifications that include a list of points that
you want your animation to be judged on.

2. Comprehensively developed 3 storyboards for your idea.

3. Comprehensive and detailed story board for your final
idea.


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1. Comprehensively planned steps to
make the animation. How will you get
the information you need?

2. Comprehensively edited your
gathered information. (8 Screen grabs
or more)

3. Comprehensive first draft handed
in and comprehensive explanations of
any changes that are made based on
feedback given

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1. Comprehensive set of questions that you
would you ask people to find out if they
understood? Comprehensive evidence that
proves that you got your message got across.

2. Comprehensive evidence you have met your
design specifications. Comprehensive evidence
that you developed a survey that asks people to
rate your film against your design specifications.

3. Comprehensive Summarise your feedback
from above. Provided at least five
recommendations on how this film could be
improved or developed. What would you do
differently next time?


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1. Good design context
2.Good brainstorm of what information you
will need to research to make a animation.
Prioritise each item as primary and secondary
importance

3. Good review and storyboards of last years
animations
4. A good description of your message



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1. Good Tips list based on your research 6 or more Design
Specifications that include a list of points that you want your
animation to be judged on.

2. Well developed 3 storyboards for your idea.

3. Good story board of your final idea.



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1. Well planned steps to make the
animation. How will you get the
information you need?

2. Well edited your gathered
information. (6 Screen grabs or more)

3. Good first draft handed in and
good explanations of any changes
that are made based on feedback
given


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1. Good set of questions that you would you ask
people to find out if they understood?
Comprehensive evidence that proves that you
got your message got across.

2. Good evidence you have met your design
specifications. Good evidence that you
developed a survey that asks people to rate your
film against your design specifications.

3. Good Summary of your feedback from above.
Provided at least four recommendations on how
this film could be improved or developed. What
would you do differently next time?


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1. Basic design context
2. Basic brainstorm of what information you
will need to research to make an animation .
Prioritise each item as primary and secondary
importance

3. Basic review and storyboards of last years
animations.
4. A basic description of your message


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1. Basic Tips list based on your research 4 or more Design
Specifications that include a list of points that you want your
animation to be judged on.

2. Basic storyboards for your idea

3. Basic story board for your final idea.



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1. Basic planned steps to make the
animation . How will you get the
information you need?

2. Basically edited your gathered
information. (4 Screen grabs or more)

3. Basic first draft handed in and basic
explanations of any changes that are
made based on feedback given


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1. Basic set of questions that you would you ask
people to find out if they understood? Basic
evidence that proves that you got your message
got across.

2. Basic evidence that you have met your design
specifications. Basic evidence that you
developed a survey that asks people to rate your
film against your design specifications.

3. Basic summary your feedback from above.
Provided at least three recommendations on
how this film could be improved or developed.
What would you do differently next time?


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1. Simple design context
2. Simple brainstorm of what information you
will need to research to make an animation
film. Prioritise each item as primary and
secondary importance

3. Simple review and storyboards of last
animations
4. A simple description of your message


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1. Simple Tips list based on your research 2 or more Design
Specifications that include a list of points that you want your
animation to be judged on.

2. Simple storyboards for your idea materials etc

3. Simple story board for your final idea.



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1. Simply planned steps to make the
animation. How will you get the
information you need?

2. Simply edited your gathered
information. (2 Screen grabs or more)

3. Simple first draft handed in and
simple explanations of any changes
that are made based on feedback
given


2


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1. Simple set of questions that you would you
ask people to find out if they understood?
Comprehensive evidence that proves that you
got your message got across.

2. Simple evidence that you have met your
design specifications. Simple evidence that you
developed a survey that asks people to rate your
film against your design specifications.

3. Simple summary of your feedback from
above. Provided at least two recommendations
on how this film could be improved or
developed. What would you do differently next
time?


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1. No design context
2. No brainstorm of what information you will
need to research to make a animation

3. No review and storyboards of last years
animations
4. No description of your chosen message


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1. No Tips list based on your research 0 Design
Specifications that include a list of points that you want your
documentary to be judged on.

2. No storyboards for your idea

3. No story board for your final idea.



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1. No steps to make the
documentary.

2. Not edited your gathered
information. (0 Screen grabs or more)

3. No first draft handed in and no
explanations of any changes that are
made based on feedback given


0
1. No questions or evidence that proves that you
got your message got across.

2. No evidence you have met your design
specifications or developed a survey that asks
people to rate your film against your design
specifications.

3. No summary



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Grade Conversion 1 = 1-5 4 = 15-18
2 = 6-9 5 = 19-23
3 = 10-14 6 = 24-27
7 = 28-32

Assessment Total = Grade =