Last year was the debut of the international rotoball project: an international collaborative animation project. The final video was created by more than 80 students from 11 schools in 4 countries around the world. This year we already have 20 schools representing 7 countries, including The United States, Great Britain, China, Cambodia, Taiwan, Japan, and The Dominican Republic. Below you will find a brief project description. For a comprehensive explanation of the project and more, visit our Rotoball website.

What is it?:

1.Rotoball is a black ball that transforms into something different for each person who comes into contact with it. The goal of the project is to keep the ball going as long as possible.
2.Rotoball is a collaborative rotoscoped animation project for high school students in which each student creates a 15 second segment of a much longer animation. Its a unique opportunity to connect with other students who are geographically distant.

Watch Rotoball 2008 :

Rotoball 2008 from The Carrot Revolution on Vimeo.

The Rules Each animation must be exactly 15 seconds long. The animation can be as creative as you’d like, but MUST contain the following:

1. You catching the ball from the left hand of the screen. 2. The ball transforming in some way. 3. You interact with the transformed object. 4. The ball returning to normal. 5. The ball leaving the right hand part of the screen.

Project Dates
Beginning! Start rolling! Ending Friday, March 21st, 2009 All projects must be uploaded, or sent in to David or Heather by this date.

Friday, April 17th 2009
@ the Shanghai Student Film Festival and on Vimeo!

Questions? Please visit our Rotoball website and use this space to discuss. I hope you'll join us and keep the ball rolling!

Tags: Rotoball, animation, art, collaboration, international, rotoscoping

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