During the Movie arc, the Orange Band put their independent work skills to the test. During each week of Exploration, they focused on completing mini-challenges with several different prompts: stop motion, camera angles, foley, script writing, and storyboarding. For their final film project, they wrote pitches, crafted full scripts of their movies, made storyboards and shot lists, calendared their to-do items with weekly and daily goals, and dove into filming, editing, and adding sound effects with foley. They ended up with some beautiful short films!
Lola’s film centered on multiple perspectives from different characters, and employed foley and music to create mood. She really wanted to make a movie about a misunderstood main character who makes friends with someone who comes to see his side.
Selina coded her film with Trinket, the software that the band used during the Book arc. Her film is about hexagons being saved by an animated penguin, and she used music expertly to express emotion.
Bruno’s stop motion animation used foley to set the mood and make things more dramatic and exciting. He had trouble expressing emotions at first, but ended up using feathers and eyes to show what his penguin characters are feeling.
Ben used perspective in his film to show the tiny size of his main character, Spiizo, and the odds he has to overcome on the soccer field. A prolific stop motion animator, Ben was able to improve the quality of this film with smoother transitions using twelve frames per second instead of six.
Quinn’s film uses a lot of puns to poke fun at the Star Wars movies. He is most proud of the vortex scene and the sound effects that make the scenes more dramatic, as well as the increased number of frames to make the film look smoother.
Huxley designed and built a multiplane camera for his project, inspired by the band’s study of animation, particularly Walt Disney. He demonstrated his iterations in his video.
Lucy and Aurora’s collaboration resulted in a sweet story about a dog doing chores for her owner. They used camera angles to show off point-of-view and perspective, and used treats to get their canine actor to act how they needed her to.
[final film coming soon!]