Animated Cell Interview: CrazyTalk Program
So wonderful Scholastic contributor, Linda Foote, introduced me to CrazyTalk 5.1 last week. If you have never heard of this program before, you can turn photos or drawings into realistic pieces of animation. This includes eye, mouth, and head movement that goes with imported voice recordings. I downloaded the program on Sunday (49.00 dollars) and was finished with production on Wednesday. All work was completed by the students, including the script, filming, editing, and tech. skills (ex- animation, green screen work, etc.). Photos from behind the scene are now included for your viewing pleasure.
Here is the link for our video. It incorporates green screen and animated graphics using CrazyTalk.
Some of our script planning
Some research notes found in our room (ex- textbooks, books in our library)
Here is our recording studio. Note the Christmas tree. A great lesson on series vs. parallel lighting!
Filming on the set with a green screen
The script was posted on the side (hence the left eye movement). This was due to time. We will work on mastering script reading next time around. At times- the script was- choppy. If. You didn't notice.
Bringing life to a cell using CrazyTalk 5.1.
Close-up of the program, CrazyTalk. Very kid friendly.
The voice behind the animal cell (Brooke in the red)
The voice behind the plant cell (Brendan with the headset)
Interesting Connection: One student in our room has been in two country music videos and said our set really did work and function like the real thing (including filming out of order).
To learn more about our room, visit us at www.bar.rcs.k12.tn.us/teachers/bunyia/bunyihome.html