This project was coordinated by Lynn Tomlinson in collaboration with ninth-grade students at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, Florida, in the fall of 2010. Sound design by SamECircle Productions. Screenings include CinemaKids Texas festival.
The art element discussed in class was texture. Students painted and textured card stock, then cut out jointed sea-life figures. We looked at Eric Carle's illustrations for inspiration. In groups of three, they animated their creatures through stop-motion animation under the camera. Shot using Dragonframe software and a Canon DSLR on a copystand.