August 8, 2012: Bringing Art to Life
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1. Divide a piece of paper into four squares. Draw a picture in each square that shows someone moving.
2. Pick three photos in your newspaper. With the photo as a background, use a dark marker to draw your own character into the photo.
3. In what comic strip in your newspaper are the people most realistic? Which strip has the most detailed pictures? Which strip has the least detail?
4. What do these have to do with animation: (a) cels, (b) VSFX, (c), 3-D and (d) "toes and tails"?
5. Select your favorite comic strip. Now write a short story about the strip that could be animated.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students comprehend and respond to a variety of images and text. (Language Arts: Reading)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)