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geography of self                                                                                                          story. adventure. meaning.



Stop motion is a visual technique that physically manipulates objects so they appear to move on their own. Objects are moved slightly and photographed in each position, creating the illusion of movement. It is fun and creative way to tell a story.



   SET. . .


After gathering inspiration for your self-portrait, think about who you are, who you want to be, and what you want your portrait to say about you. 


Your self-portrait should be a personal expression, inspired by, but not just a copy of something you’ve seen elsewhere. Use props, scenery, pose and lighting conditions to convey your personality. 



For this project, you will be creating a stop motion movie to tell your story.  Read Sandra Cisneros' two short sketches from The House on Mango Street, titled "My Name" and "Marin". Notice how Cisneros captures intricate details about both herself and her friend Marin in these short pieces.  


Using the ideas below, choose something of importance to who you are and create a digital story.  Think about what experiences and beliefs have served to create the person you are today, and explore that in writing.



Plan your shot.  What will the shot look like?  Where will you take it?  Will you need assistance?


Take as many photographs as necessary, then use phixr to enhance your portrait. When your self-portrait is how you want it, upload it to ThingLink.

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