Stop Motion in English – A bilingual project
We know Stop-Motion from “Wallace and Gromit”, “Shaun the Sheep” or “Lego”- Movies. The technique used to create these films, can best be described a s a digital flip book. Here, objects, toys or characters are brought to life by using a simple technique called “Stop Motion”.
The objects seem to move by magic and characters can talk to each other, interact and experience crazy adventures in different settings. In order to achieve these effects, single photos are taken numerous times in different ways. Each time the objects are slightly moved or changed. If enough pictures are taken, just like in a manual flip book, the pictures can be turned into moving pictures. This fairly old film technique can easily be used in the classroom to create short films. The possibilities are endless and can also be linked to other subjects, i.e. bilingual and multidisciplinary teaching. The class 9g did just that. Here are some amazing results: