Flip books are fun to make. They show how drawings can be made that seem to move. It is also a way to practice animation drawing.
To begin, select something you want to see move. For example, birds, bats, planes, butterflies, and stick figures lend themselves to this type of drawing. Plan how you want the drawing to move.
Think about how the motion will start, and how it will end. The action may need just a few pages or many pages.
One way to plan is to draw the first and last pictures before you start. Each drawing will move the action from the bottom drawing to the top. If your final drawing does not match the top exactly, you may discard the top sheet.
Shows a great use of transformations. (translations and rotations)
Shows a good use of transformations. (translations and rotations)
Shows a use of only one of transformations. (translations and rotation)
Shows little or no use of transformations. (translations and rotations)
Demonstrates in depth understanding of concepts.
Demonstrates clear understanding of concepts.
Demonstrates basic understanding of concepts.
Demonstrates partial understanding of concepts.
The flip book is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness
The flip book is attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness
The flip book is acceptably attractive, though it may be a bit messy
The flip book is distractingly messy or very poorly designed. It is not attractive.
Use of Class Time
Used time well. Focused on completing the project. Never distracted others.
Used time well. Usually focused on completing the project. Never distracted others
Used some of the time well. Some focus on completing the project. Occasionally distracted others.
Did not use time well. Lacked focus on completing the project. Often distracted others
ASsignment: Another way to think about story boards and apply movement to them is to create a flip book. Your assignment is to draw one. You can choose from almost any topic, but keep drawings simple as they will flip by very fast. Use subject like a person raising his or her arm, a ball bouncing, or a volcano erupting. Stick people are OK.
Draw pictures in this order:
∙ the first and last picture
∙ the middle picture
∙ the remaining pictures
On your flip book, keep drawings on the bottom half of the page, as the top will be stapled together and the anything above the centre-line will not be visible.
Use color and line and make the action big enough to see.