I was reviewing Twitter this afternoon and came across the following tweet:

A tweet from Twitter ....

So I clicked on the link and watched the video and an earlier video by the same person. The videos were done really well and are great examples of stop-frame motion.

Imagine how many hours it would take to make these videos. Having created some videos myself and having students do so as well, I can tell you it can take numerous hours and photographs, but the end result usually turns out to be amazing!

The video mentioned in the tweet:

 

The earlier video:

 

This past fall during internship, I took a break from teaching my grade 5 students word processing skills and we made stop-motion videos, incorporating technology and the arts education curriculum. We looked at photography, video editing, developing a story and story board, planning out our the details, music selection and timing, software and then finally putting everything together to produce a video.

When I was showing the students examples and demos of videos, it would have been neat to have stumbled across these two clips – showing “books” (something school or more education related) rather than fighting, dancing and other clips that you can easily find by searching “stop-motion videos” on YouTube.

There is so much content out their on the internet that students have access to. As teachers we have to make that what we show in our is appropriate, but is there a general definition or standard of what is appropriate or does it vary on subject, class, age, demographics, situation, context, etc.? I would rather show these two videos than those of some action figures fighting.

In response to the video: Now that there are I-Books, Kobo Readers and E-books etc., do you think “is there anything quite like a real book”?

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