Rotoball- A Collaborative Video / Animation Project

Introducing Rotoball: an international collaborative animation project for high school students. 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 the original video: By: Huntington High School Video 2&3 Students (2005)
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 7th, 2008 All projects must be sent in to David or Heather by this date. Premiering Friday, April 18th 2008 @ the Shanghai Student Film Festival and on Youtube!
Questions? Please visit our Rotoball website or email David for more information. I hope you'll join us and keep the ball rolling!

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Comment by Andy on November 10, 2007 at 9:03pm
This is an incredible project. It kind of makes me wish I was teaching High School. I might have to steal this and adapt it but I can barely scratch the surface of Rotoscoping with middle school aged students. If you're ever interested in collaborating on an animation project with a middle school class, let me know (for animation we work with Pivot, GIMP, Sqirlz Morph and traditional animation using hand drawn frames or found objects for stop-motion).


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