Water Project H2Ooooh!
Water Project H2Ooooh! is a TV-series of 3D cartoon animations that were created based on story boards developed by Italian schools. In 2010 this initiative was devised by Gruppo Alcuni in collaboration with the UNESCO Venice Office and Rai Fiction.
With “Water Project H2Ooooh!” 6,000 students ages 6 to 16 from 280 Italian schools were actively engaged to create a storyboard (or in other words a series of drawings representing the main scenes of a cartoon) on the theme of water and the issues related to its use, to its exploitation and to its limited supply. The schools took part in an educational course which included videos, books, etc which on the one hand allowed children to learn about the creation of animated cartoons and on the other hand it also encouraged a greater understanding of the situation related to water resources in our world today.
The project has been carried out during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years and was aimed at all teachers open to participating in a creative activity on the theme of water and science with their Primary or early Secondary school classes. The result is a 3-D animated television series in English and Italian (Italian subtitles) with six Pet Pals as main characters focusing on the issue of water protection, which has been broadcast on the public national broadcaster Rai Due in May and June 2010.
You can also find the initiative's page on the UNESCO website (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/venice/natural-sciences/water/h2ooooh-water...) and 26 English episodes on the UNESCO's YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/UNESCOVeniceOffice#p/u).
A more detailed English description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/water-project-h2ooooh
Progetto Acqua H2Ooooh! è una serie televisiva di cartoni animati in 3D creati sulla base di storyboard sviluppate da scuole italiane. Nel 2010 l'iniziativa è stata ideata dal Gruppo Alcuni in collaborazione con l'Ufficio UNESCO di Venezia e Rai Fiction.
Con "Progetto Acqua H2Ooooh!" 6.000 studenti dai 6 a 16, da 280 scuole italiane sono stati impegnati attivamente a creare uno storyboard (o in altre parole, una serie di disegni che rappresentano le scene principali di un cartone animato) sul tema dell'acqua e delle problematiche relative al suo utilizzo, alla sua sfruttamento e alla sua quantità limitata. Le scuole hanno partecipato ad un corso di formazione che comprendeva video, libri, ecc, che da un lato hanno permesso ai bambini di conoscere la creazione di cartoni animati e, dall'altro hanno anche incoraggiato una maggiore comprensione della situazione relativa alle risorse idriche nel nostro mondo di oggi.
Il progetto è stato realizzato durante 2008-2009 e gli anni scolastici 2009-2010 ed era diretto a tutti gli insegnanti disponibili a partecipare ad un'attività creativa sul tema dell'acqua e della scienza con le loro classi elementari e medie. Il risultato è una serie televisiva di cartoni animati 3-D in italiano e inglese (sottotitoli in italiano) con sei Amici Animali come protagonisti che mettono a fuoco il tema della protezione delle acque, che è stata trasmessa sull'emittente pubblica nazionale Rai Due nel maggio e giugno 2010.
È inoltre possibile trovare la pagina dell'iniziativa sul sito dell'UNESCO (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/venice/natural-sciences/water/h2ooooh-water ...) e 26 episodi in inglese alla dell'UNESCO Canale YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/UNESCOVeniceOffice # p / u).
Una descrizione più dettagliata in inglese del progetto è disponibile in Showcase sul sito MEDEA Awards: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/water-project-h2ooooh
Pixton introduces Click-n-Drag Comics™, a revolutionary new (patent-pending) technology that enables anyone to create comics on the web. Pixton uses all elements from fully posable characters to dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles, allowinf for every aspect of a comic to be controlled in an intuitive click-n-drag motion. Pixton Comics has won numerous awards for this technology.
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Xtranormal is a website that hosts text-to-speech based computer animated videoclips, featuring animated three-dimensional characters speaking in monotonous computer voices. Users who log into the site may create videos by scripting the dialog and choosing from a menu of camera angles and predesigned characters and scenes. Xtranormal videos may also be created through an interface on the Youtube web site. Xtranormal's animation software, called State, may be downloaded free and run offline. Xtranormal launched in October, 2008, originally intended as a way for filmmakers to quickly produce storyboards, but its emphasis shifted towards satires of workplace misbehavior.
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StoryBoard Pro Software
Atomic Learning's free Video StoryBoard Pro is designed to give teachers, students, and home movie makers a tool to plan ahead when creating video projects. It features the ability to:
- Enter shot titles and descriptions, complete with planned lengths and edited order.
- Indicate shot types: video, still, audio, music, or titles.
- Enter film tips for your camera person when videotaping the shot and editing tips to be used when editing in iMovie, Movie Maker 2, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or any other editor of your choice.
- Import existing video clips, still pictures, and sounds to better illustrate each shot.
- Create, save, and import templates for video projects.
- Print copies of your storyboard for use while filming or editing.
- Print blank storyboard worksheets for brainstorming new ideas.
- Shot tips that link to online Atomic Learning Library sample video clips.
StoryBoard Pro is a solution using the FileMaker Pro runtime engine. There is a tutorial series by at the bottom of the page.
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