made a NEW Hannah-mation
made an advertisement
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a Red Carpet Premiere of short animated films made by Fourth and Fifth grade students at the school where I teach. Not only did I get to help the kids and their families bring their own super sweet stories to life, but I also got to work on my own movie while imparting knowledge on youngsters.
Throughout this filmmaking process I got to teach the kids about the steps of movie production, from pre-production and storyboarding, to production and shooting, to post-production and editing, all the way down to publicity and advertisement. Soooo…. Tomorrow I will be posting my “Hannah-mation”, Tough to be a T-Rex, here FOR YOU!
Don’t miss it!
Just a few years ago, the Harry Potter book series was complete and soon followed the film series that was adapted from it.
To commemorate the magical moments of those books and films, I started making an animated tribute series, Remembering Hogwarts. In a very short amount of time I animated scenes from the first three Harry Potter tales, but then took a very long time to create a scene from the fourth, The Goblet of Fire.
Though I had a strong vision of what I wanted to do (I made the background in February of 2012), the thought of how much time it would take to build the additional scenery and props (trees, tents, fires) and
make hire all the extras (Death Eaters and Victims) was daunting – and on top of it I had to shoot and edit?? Needless to say, I kept this project in the background (on my dresser) for quite a while.
But I finally did it… After three straight days of set design and hiring the talent (crafting), seven-hours of shooting and two of editing, I finally did it…
made a scene from The Goblet of Fire
made an animated original
made a stop-motion scene
Thursday I’ll be starting a 5-week long afterschool program to teach some fourth graders and their parents how to use iPhoto and iMovie to make their own animations. I wanted to make one before the program started so I spent a good part of today in pre-production (cutting and gluing construction paper pieces), production (taking pictures, moving construction paper pieces, taking pictures, moving construction paper pieces, taking pictures, moving construction paper pieces…………), and post-production (editing!) to make this 45-second gem.
Altogether roughly one hour of work for every ten-seconds of footage.
I enjoyed myself… Sooooooo, hopefully the nine-year-olds will too 😛
made a scene from Chamber of Secrets
Expect Remembering Hogwarts to get better and better – I guarantee it to be filled with surprises with each coming scene (in which I set out to do one for each epic Harry Potter tale with epic Harry Potter music).
The set design alone sets this second scene apart from the first . I recreated Moaning Myrtle’s deserted toilet chamber completely with cardboard, a hot glue gun ❤ , and elmer’s paint. Myrtle herself is simply tracing paper.
Keep your brain’s guessing for Prisoner of Azkaban!
made a scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – memories!