Easy Online Animation
14 September 2010

A chance for your students to be a movie director, writer and producer!

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Using xtranormal you can create your own animation quickly - if you can type you can make movies!
http://www.xtranormal.com/index


What is it?

From the website:
"xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people. Everyone watches movies and we believe everyone can make movies. Movie-making, short and long, online and on-screen, private and public, will be the most important communications process of the 21st century.
Our revolutionary approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something; we turn it into a movie. On the web and on the desktop"
Read about Rachel's experience using Xtranormal with her class last year here: http://rachelboyd.blogspot.com/2009/11/for-kids-by-kids-nelson-kids-ict-expo.html


Example:

(6 year olds)

See the project brief for the above finished work here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/23102250/WALT-Xtranormal-Project-Kids-Expo-09


The secret!

When making an xtranormal movie where content is most important, or when involving younger students, check out the magicam button. It automatically controls and varies the camera angles to make the movie interesting.
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Tutorial