Digital Storytelling Workshops
Student create and publish fully-realized digital shorts, gradually assuming greater responsibilities as they learn about production roles in project-based group work completed in collaboration with a teaching artist.


ANIME: Beginning with a viewing of a "limited budget" animation production, such as this Marvel Comics episode which aired on TV in 1966, students will learn how art can be set to motion, adding sound and title graphics and edited into a cohesive presentation at low cost.

Using applications such as Flash and Photoshop, students will learn to use pans, zooms, fades, rotation, layers, morphing and other automated tools with existing or new artwork to carry storytelling, using the same shortcuts as popular Japanese anime productions.

Workshops can be incorporated into Art class, produced at a workstation, afterschool club or through a blended learning setting. Computer access needed.

More on motion comics: http://gigaom.com/video/the-rise-of-motion-comics-online/

The state of the art? Marvel competition winner here: