Last year, the Ripple Effect and Huzzah joined forces to dance our way into the holiday season. We’re all set to begin practicing our dancing moves once again and of course all of our readers are invited…
Now, we need to clarify this isn’t a competition. And if you’ve just turned to your friends and quietly ordered them to “Run. Run away fast.” because you think we’re asking you to dance, then just hold tight for a minute. We are not going to be the ones dancing at all (although dancing in class is fun … I love when that happens).
This dance off involves Pivot Animation. Specifically, this means you will be creating a Christmas or Winter break dancing routine using this program. But why dancing you may ask? Well, we only have 2 weeks of school left before Winter Break, and we know schools in Australia and New Zealand are just about to finish their year. Doesn’t that make you feel like dancing? C’mon readers time to “bust a move”!
To get a better idea of what we’re looking for, here’s Shania’s and Ryan’s dance routines from last year. I love that we have resident experts in the class!
The more dancing the better. I know Mrs. Thompson’s class already has their pivot animations underway. If you’d like to be a part of our 2010 Dance Off, here is the criteria that we’ll be following. Each video segment will include:
A Christmas or seasonal background. For us, seasonal would be Winter because Christmas falls in this season for us, but we know this depends on where you live. (we’re uploading CC Flickr images to our Pivot files)
hint: the program defaults to look for bmp files. Change the drop down menu to .jpg file types
Pivot animations are imported into a movie program (We’re using Windows Movie Maker)
hint: save your pivot animation as a .gif file, not a .piv file
Titles, credits and music are added into the movie program to finish the dance video
Find a techno/electro CC song that has a strong beat (your teacher can help with this one)
Once the movies are made, we’re uploading them into our class Vimeo account so we can post them on our individual blogs (we chose Vimeo because many students can’t view You Tube at school).
When you post your video, please link back to this post. We’re looking forward to exploring everyone’s creative dance moves. Let the dancing begin!
image: 36/365: Danbo breakdances by Chris J. Bowley released under a CC Attribution – Noncommercial – No Derivative Works license