Department of Creative Arts
St. Pius X High School

Unit 5 - Animated Images

 

Assignment 1 - Connect the Dots



1. Find an image that you can turn into a connect the dots that contains at least 50 dots. Using Inkscape, connect each dot and then export. Colour the drawing using several steps. Animate the final object in some way.

2. Transfer the images to Movie Maker. Set the frame length at 0.125 seconds. Save your video as a Windows Media File.

3. Add your logo and proudly presents screens. Add a title created using connect the dots.

4. Add a musical soundtrack. The music should change with the animation.

Assignment 2 - Pointillism Animation

 

Pointillism is a style of painting in which non-primary colors are generated, not by the mixing of pigments in the palette nor by using pigments directly, but by the visual mixing of points of primary colors, placed in close proximity to each other.

When viewed from a distance, the points or dots cannot be distinguished, and blend optically into each other. This means that with the same set of primaries, pointillists generate a different range of colors when compared to artists using traditional colors or color-mixing techniques. The result is sometimes described as brighter or purer since the eye does the mixing and not the brush. An explanation for this could be sought in the subtractive and additive theories of color.

 


See the dots that make up the man from Seurat's painting The Circus

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Georges Seurat)

This painting is by far the most famous of the Pointillism paintings. It was George Seurat's masterpiece. It is over 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Every bit of the painting is done with tiny little dots of pure color. Seurat worked on it for around two years. You can see it today at the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

1. Create an animation of the development of a pointillism picture. The final picture must be made entirely of dots and must give the illusion that the dots blend into each other. The animation should 15 to 30 seconds in length. The beginning and ending frames should be 3 seconds in length. The number of dots that appear in each frame is up to you but you must have at least 72 frames to produce a 15 second animation.

2. Transfer the images to Movie Maker. Set the frame length at 0.125 seconds. Save your video as a Windows Media File.

3. Add your logo and proudly presents screens. Add a title and credits created using dots.

4. Add a musical soundtrack to your video.

 

Assignment 3 - Animated Greeting Card

Design an Animated Greeting Card for any occasion of your choice. The card must include an animated background, animated graphic and animated text. Export the animation to Movie Maker and add an appropriate musical soundtrack. It should be 15 to 30 seconds in length.

Example Here

Save the Project as card.wlmp file

Save the Movie as a card.wmv file.

Upload the Video to your Google Drive Videos Folder and put it on your website.

 

 

Assignment 4 - Pacman Simulation

Create a simulated pacman game complete with maze, pacman, ghosts, pellets, score, and lives. You do not need to have the pacman open and closes it's mouth.
Add an audio track (youtube to mp3)

Save the Project as pacman.wlmp file

Save the Movie as a pacman.wmv file.

Upload the Video to your Google Drive and put it on your website.

 

Sample

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C47nrAcwdWY