CUTOUT ANIMATION – GROUP PROJECT
Actors and scenes are cut out of paper, moved and photographed frame-by-frame.
This is how South Park started.
Supplies: Construction paper, Colour pencils/pens, Scissors, Glue, Digital camera, Tripod
Creating your Materials:
1. Think of a story and create a Storyboard
2. Get suggestions and have your story approved
3. Make your characters and objects:
Note: Each team member must have at least one character which has joints.
4. Create other figures and objects as necessary – you can colour backgrounds as well.
Keep it simple (limit the amount of details),
Sketch your characters out first. Design an eye catching background. Be creative.
Shooting & Animating:
1. Use one of the metal stands, and attach the camera
2. Arrange your characters
3. Shoot one frame
4. Move your characters slightly (1/4 inch at the most) – be careful not to move the background.
– Works best if one person holds the camera, another one or two move the characters
5. Take the next picture, move your ‘actors’ and take another
6. Characters MUST interact with each other in a NON-VIOLENT way.
7. When all photos are taken, load photos on the computer.
8. Animate using software
Individual characters, storyboards, Backgrounds, Smooth Movement, Complexity
Add Sound. Complete your animation and record a sound file as it plays, then combine files in Moviemaker.