Creating Flip Books
Submitted by: Ned Fox, art teacher at Northwood Jr./Sr. High.
Want to wake up your students? Teach problem solving and sequencing? Well... here it is: FLIP BOOKS. Flipbooks are a great way to teach students the art of animation.
Have the students:
Cut 20 strips of Drawing Paper 2" X 4" (5 x 10 cm) - May also use notepads, and books
Stagger the strips so they feather
Staple one end ( 3 staples )
Show how the pages flip
Hand each student a notepad or small blank book. Students will begin with one sketch on the first page.
Each successive page shows movement by drawing the object in a different location or shape. Parts of the image that remain stationary are traced to the next page.
Students will create their flipbook using software. (Also Flipbook, and Claymation Studio)
Ideas for the flip book
I like to have the kids start with a ball going through a hoop ( easy )
I then have the kids do another one showing movement, subject of their choice
I then have them do one more showing movement, cause and effect, and color
You can teach all types of elements of art with this - Have fun.
A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking--From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons - Illustrated with frame-grabs, production stills, and diagrams, this volume provides beginning animators with all the information they need to jump in and start their own animation projects. More advanced animators will find The Animation Book to be an invaluable resource with detailed descriptions of filmmaking gear, computer hardware and software, art supplies, plus Internet and other resources.
Flipbook Animation - Includes instructions for creating drawings that give the illusion of various kinds of movement and special effects. Also describes several early motion picture devices.
With the recent school shootings, you might want to review the video below before any students see it.