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Video Animation Stop Motion Grades 3-5

Entry #:

305

Entry Title:

Surfs' UP

Project Description:

Mrs. McCabe showed me how to use a stop motion app and my mom downloaded it at home. I have had fun creating many videos and learning skills to improve. I am sending this video because I enjoyed making this one the most with help from my whole family. We spent an afternoon finding props and organizing our ideas. My brother Cato who is in the 1st grade at Showell is in the video with me and my youngest brother who is not pictured lent me his fish and octopus stuffed animals. My dad taught me the importance of keeping the camera on a tri-pod to make the stop motion video flow better. A family might want to watch this video for ideas for making their own stop motion video. Or someone that loves the beach would like this video. I spent time editing by figuring out how to add music and deciding how many seconds each picture flashed. I used a stop motion app to take this video.

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Procedures

All entries, from conception to final product, must be written, directed, and produced by the students entering the production. However, there is no age limit on the actors or performers who appear in the production. Each entry must have a title and credits presented in the beginning or ending graphics including acknowledgement of any copyrighted material.

Videos can be uploaded directly into the online submission form by clicking on the upload button and choosing the project saved on your device. If your work is saved on YouTube, Vimeo, or Office 365 Stream, it can be submitted by copying and pasting a link into the online entry form instead of using the upload button on the online submission form.

Judging Criteria

Content Achieves Purpose

The element of content deals with the overall choice of subject matter. It should be appropriate for the purpose indicated. It should be timely and well thought out. It should have a purpose and theme and should satisfy a personal or informational need. Will anyone care about the content of your production? Is the subject or idea big enough to sustain the entire program? Is the story or message clear?

Content Suitable to Audience

The element of content deals with the overall choice of subject matter. It should be appropriate for the audience indicated. It should take into account aspects of the audience including age, gender, knowledge on a subject, etc. Will the specified audience care about the content of the production? Would the story or message be clear to the audience?

Creativity/Originality

Provide fresh, interesting insights into the subject of your program.

Organization/Structure

Show evidence of planning and choice through all parts of your production as you focus on achieving the program's purpose. Show that the information or story is paced and developed in a way that keeps viewers interested and helps them understand your meaning. Titles and credits should be clear and presented in an attractive manner. Strive for original, creative titles and credits that are technically well done.

Overall Effectiveness/Presentation

Does your program heighten viewer attention and interest? Does the program touch human emotions or feelings? When the program is over, does it leave a meaning with the viewer? Does it grab the viewer’s attention?

Appropriate Design Techniques/Resources

Have you used the media opportunities available to you to their maximum effect? Did your choice of medium suit your purpose? Show evidence of planning and choice through all parts of your production as you focus on achieving the program's purpose. Show that the information or story is paced and developed in a way that keeps viewers interested and helps them understand your meaning. A media production is like a puzzle. It has lots of pieces such as pictures, sound, color, effects, transitions, etc. When you combine all these pieces, they should fit together to make one overall impression of technical skill.

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