Hello Mr. Lemelin,
Yesterday, Deniz brought to school an education brochure and notepads from the Ottawa International Animation. I apologize for not sending you a a note about that. We were at the Animation Film festival this weekend and when we saw little sketch pads, we thought that friends in his class could have some fun creating their own little animation.
I’ve mentioned to one of the workshop presenters that my son has a “tech savvy” teacher who keeps a very cool classroom blog J. I hope you don’t mind me using these words and promoting your work. She gave me her contact information and was very interested in seeing your blog. I’ve attached her business card to this letter. She told me that the National Film Board (NFB) offers school workshops. I’ll send Genevieve a follow up email and cc you as well.
Deniz told me that you wanted to see a video we created. Here is a little explanation of what we did.
When you open a USB memory stick, go to the Animation Film Festival Workshop folder and you’ll see two clips.
1. A first clip was made by NFB volunteers using the pixilation technique. We were all asked to take a special pose, move left or right, or stay still while they took pictures. At the end they put the movie together combining all the pictures.
2. Second clip, Hungry Dragon, is a five seconds long animation created in a free group setting using the paper cut-outs and sand on a light table.
If you’d like you can post these two clips on your blog. I guess there are no specific author rights related to these clips as they were created in group settings.
Merci beaucoup Deniz et Dinka! J'adore quand les élèves de la classe nous partagent des projets extraordinaires! On va certainement esseyer cette technique cette année.