I selected the DIY option from the Assignment Bank for this week’s project. I used Animatron to create the animation then screencast recorded it with Camtasia to generate a video file that I could add an audio track to. The hardest part was trying to create a story based on the pre-made characters in Animatron. I finally arrived at a moralistic tale that would be universal and transcend language and culture. The tale involved forsaking friendship for tech.

Originally I had considered adding narration to the piece, but I thought it could stand on its own without it. I added a quirky, cartoony CC licensed audio track to complement the visuals.

I’m curious to see if everyone gets/sees the intended message, and if you think that kids would get it. It’s only about a minute long.

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