Grade 2

Stop Motion With Koma Koma

Innovative Designer
Koma Koma

Overview

Koma Koma is a great application for an iPad or tablet. It is a quick and easy way for beginners to create stop motion videos.

Students will:

  • Be able to use the KOMA KOMA application to create a stop motion video.
     

Vocabulary Words:

  • Stop Motion: Stop Motion is a filming technique in which objects (such as clay models) are photographed in a series of slightly different positions so that the objects seem to move.

Note: You should familiarize yourself with the koma koma buttons 

  • Shoot: Takes on frame
  • Play: Plays the animation repeatedly
  • Delete: If you click on the button quickly, only one frame will be deleted. If you hold the button down, all frames will be deleted.
  • Save: Hold the button down to save your work.
  • Settings: Click this button to change things like the frame rate and camera settings.

To prepare for this lesson:

  • This is an app for an iPad or a tablet. It will eventually work on Windows and iOS computers but not as of now. 

  • This lesson will take more than one class setting if you are planning on having them create a specific content area video.

  • View the tutorial on KOMA KOMA. ​​​​ 

  • These are additional articles to help you get started on stop motion

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. The teacher says to students, ”Today you will be creating movies!”

    • Explain stop motion to students with this video

    • Demonstrate the KOMA KOMA APP to students.

    • Really explain that they will need to have a lot of pictures to create their video. They will use their device to take pictures. Tip: A 10-second video will require 80-100 photos. It always takes longer than you think. 

    • Explain the type of video or choices of what you want them to create.

    • Suggested time frame:

      • DAY 1: Explain stop motion/ storyboard brainstorm

      • DAY 2: Create character/ rehearse

      • DAY 3: Create Video

Different options for assessing the students:

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Innovative Designer
4a. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
4b. Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
4c. Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
4d. Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

Create a storyboard for the video. 

  • Students learn how to take photos and create a video. 
  • Students learn the fundamentals of creating a video. 
  • Students can create a video to teach how plants grow. 
  • Students can create a video to show the four different seasons. 

CREDITS
This task card was created by Courtney Conley, Utica Community Schools, April 2020.